Changing Lives across the South West

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.

Since 1999, we have developed a high-quality model of advocacy which ensures the most vulnerable members of our communities have the same rights and opportunities as their fellow citizens.

We believe that everyone has the same right to be heard, be in control of making choices, and to be safe from violence and abuse. Our services are free, confidential and non-judgemental. Our approach is focused on empowering individuals in making decisions, promoting independence as much as possible.

In 2022 we were re-awarded the Advocacy Quality Performance Mark.

SWAN throughout the years


SWAN were awarded three new contracts. Pan Dorset Advocacy Service launched June, West Berkshire in October and Portsmouth in December.

2021 - 2022

SWAN launched our Vulnerable Adults Advocacy Service on the Isle of Wight in June 2021, quyickly followed by our Independent Health Complaints Advoccacy Service in April 2022.

Our Bristol provision grew and now includes VOCAS, Care Act Advocacy, Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy, Independent Mental Health Advocacy and Inpatient Advocacy.

We were re-awarded the Advocacy Quality Performance Mark in November 2022.


SWAN launched our first ever Victims of Crime Advocacy Service, providing advocacy, practical and emotional support for victims with additional needs in Avon & Somerset


In 2015 SWAN was awarded the contract to provide statutory advocacy services across Somerset.

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