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Advocacy can help you become more aware of your own rights, to exercise those rights and be involved in and influence decisions that are being made about your future.

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Best Life Advocacy can help you to…

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  • Express your views and wishes
  • Explore choices and options
  • Understand your rights
  • Help you get the right information and services

Please call us to discuss your needs


What is Advocacy?

What is Advocacy

Advocacy is taking action to help you to:

  • Express your views and wishes;
  • Secure your rights;
  • Have your interests represented;
  • Access information and services; and
  • Explore choices and options.

Advocacy promotes equality, social justice and social inclusion.

It can empower you to speak up for yourself.

Advocacy can help you become more aware of your own rights, to exercise those rights and be involved in and influence decisions that are being made about your future.

If you are unable to communicate your views in a way we can understand, we may still need to represent you. We will uphold your rights and ensure you are treated equally. This is called non-instructed advocacy.

What is an advocate?

What is an Advocate
  • An advocate is someone who supports you to have your views heard and make sure your rights are upheld.
  • Advocates can help you to put your views and feelings accress when decisions are being made about your life.
  • Advocates can give support which will enable you to make choices and inform you of your rights.
  • An advocate will support you to speak up for yourself or, in some situations, will speak on your behalf.
  • Advocates are independent. They are not connected to the carers or to the services which provide your support.
  • An advocate works with you to develop your confidence wherever possible and will try to ensure that you feel as empowered as possible to take control of your own life.

Best Life Independent Advocacy offers an advocacy service to clients through telephone, e-mail, web chat, face to face contacts and in outreach surgeries/drop ins.

Outreach Centres:

Barrow People First - The Best Life Building Every Wednesday 10am - 1pm
Windermere Library Every Monday 9:30am - 12pm
Kendal Gateway Centre Every Monday, except the first Monday of the month. 1pm - 3:30pm
Penrith Eden Rural Foyer Every Thursday 10am - 4pm
Carlisle People First Every Tuesday 10am - 1pm
Workington People First - The Best Life Building Every Tuesday 10am - 1pm