Be Heard Self Advocacy

Struggling to be heard?

Do you feel frustrated or let down by services?
Do you find it hard to voice your problems and get your needs met?

SWAN’s free Self-Advocacy Course can help give you the skills and confidence to speak up for yourself.

How is the course planned?

Each session will provide confidence building activities, and tool kits to help you self-advocate in different situations in your life.

What issues will the course help you with?

• Housing

• Employment

• Benefits

• Raising complaints

• Health & Social Care Meetings

SWAN’s Social Value Be Heard projects are aimed at providing tools and resources to individuals to give them the confidence and skills to self-advocate. Our programmes are co-designed and delivered with Peer Advocacy Coaches who are Experts by Experience. This ensures that our programmes are targeted appropriately for the audience and cover issues relevant to them.

Self-Advocacy is being able to speak up for yourself and tell people what you want and need. People who can self-advocate can make their own complaints and be part of decision making.
SWAN believes that with the right tools and resources anyone can learn to be their own advocate.

SWAN’s Be Heard projects aim to increase an individual’s confidence and ability to speak up by providing them with these tools and resources.


For more information and upcoming events:

Be Heard in Somerset

FREE Self-Advocacy Workshop at Burnham-on-Sea and Bridgwater Library

Are you struggling to be heard?
Do you feel frustrated or let down by services?
Do you find it hard to get your needs met?

SWAN are providing a three-hour Self-Advocacy Workshop at the Somerset Libraries Bridgwater on Wednesday 8th May starting at 10am and at Somerset Libraries Burnham-on-Sea on Wednesday 22nd May starting at 10am.

You will be given an insight into self-advocacy and how to have your voice heard. The workshop will give you practical tips and a toolkit to improve your self-advocacy skills. It will cover how to plan for various situations.
Here you can gain the skills and the confidence to speak up for yourself.

For more information on the Bridgwater workshop, click here.

For more information on the Burnham-on-Sea workshop, click here.

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