Stockport Advocacy follows a Citizen advocacy model of volunteering.
Volunteers developing long term relationships with people and speaking up for them. This is a partnership between two people. To try to make things clear, one is usually called the advocacy partner, and one the citizen advocate. An advocacy partner is someone at risk of having choices, wishes and decisions ignored, and who needs help in making them known and making sure they are responded to. A citizen advocate is a person who volunteers to speak up for and support an advocacy partner and is not paid to do so.
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We have a number of volunteering opportunities for Volunteer Citizen Advocates who will be partnered with an individual to develop a relationship, understand their situation in life to stand with them, defend and promote their interests when necessary.