Collective Advocacy

General Information and Example

Collective advocacy brings people together who have a common interest. It aims to provide a supportive environment in which a group can explore this interest, identify goals and seek possible solutions.

Experiences of this shared interest can be discussed openly and in a format that suits all. This may mean holding sessions via email, skype, but ideally in a physical setting.

Independent collective advocacy uses the same principles as individual independent advocacy and applies those to a group setting.

A Collective Advocacy Worker will endeavour to aid the group in gaining awareness of their choices, highlighting options that may not have been considered whilst embracing the groups own direction.

Communicating views and wishes directly to those making decisions affecting them and in doing so supporting participants to look at ways they might better influence aspects of their lives.

Example of Collective Advocacy

Independent collective advocacy relies on its members to guide its direction. For example, within one group, members were upset because they were experiencing bullying and/or theft. This led to people sharing experiences, discussing how they felt, and sharing ideas of what to do.

The group then invited local community police officers to come along and talk about hate crime. This allowed the group to be better informed and supported in taking forward such issues.

Contact Information

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