Founded in 1999, SWAN is an independent advocacy charity working across the South of England. We are inclusive of all and deliver high-quality, independent advocacy services supporting a diverse range of people in our communities such as the LGBTQIA+ and multicultural communities.
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.
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.
We deliver a full range of statutory and generic advocacy services for adults in South Gloucestershire and our Victims of Crime Advocacy Service
We deliver our Victims of Crime Advocacy Service
We deliver our Victims of Crime Advocacy Service (VOCAS) in BaNES
VOCAS is also delivered in North Somerset.
We provide a full range of statutory and generic advocacy services for adults in Somerset, including our enhanced adult victim advocacy service, VOCAS.
We provide a full range of statutory and generic advocacy services for adults in Dorset.
We provide our Vulnerable Adults Independent Advocacy Service on the Isle of Wight.