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.

Over the last 17 years, 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-judgmental. Our approach is focussed on empowering individuals in making decisions, promoting independence as much as possible.

Our History

2017

Swan secures the contract to provide statutory advocacy services in South Gloucestershire and continues to provide high quality services in Wiltshire, Somerset and BaNES.

2015

Swan was awarded the contract to provide statutory advocacy services across Somerset, but lost the Wiltshire contract at retender stage.

We were awarded a grant from Big Lottery to provide a Dementia Advocacy service across all the areas we work.

2013

Now operating as Swan Advocacy we were awarded a contract to provide Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy, Independent Mental Health Advocacy and generic mental health advocacy in Bath and North East Somerset (BaNES) for 3 years.

2009

SWAN secured a 5 year contract to provide statutory and generic advocacy throughout Wiltshire.

1999

South Wiltshire Advocacy Network (SWAN) was established and provided multiple advocacy services throughout Wiltshire for ten years.

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