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Who we are

Founded in 1999, SWAN is an independent advocacy charity working across the South West of England. We deliver high-quality, independent advocacy services supporting a diverse range of vulnerable people in our communities.

What we do

We have developed a model of advocacy which ensures everyone, including the most vulnerable members of our communities, have the same rights and opportunities as their fellow citizens. Our services are free at the point of delivery, confidential and non-judgmental.

Who we help

We work with people from all walks of life and have already supported thousands of the most disadvantaged and marginalised people in our communities, helping them to have their voices heard and their choices respected by those that are making decisions about their future.

What is advocacy?

Our advocates have supported over 11,000 people in our communities
Our advocates have supported over 5,000 people with mental health issues

What we do in your area

Bristol

We deliver a Victims of Crime Advocacy Service and Care Act Advocacy in Bristol city

South Gloucestershire

We deliver a full range of statutory and generic advocacy services for adults in South Gloucestershire and our Victims of Crime Advocacy Service

Wiltshire

We have provided advocacy in Wiltshire since 1999.  Currently, our Living Well Advocacy Service supports people with long-term health conditions develop Living Well Plans.

We also provide a Community Money Advice Service in South Wiltshire.

Bath & North East Somerset (B&NES)

We deliver our Victims of Crime Advocacy Service (VOCAS) in BaNES

North Somerset

VOCAS is also delivered in North Somerset.

Somerset

We provide a full range of statutory and generic advocacy services for adults in Somerset, including our enhanced adult victim advocacy service, VOCAS.

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