Who we are
The Advocacy Project is a charity based in London. We work on an individual, group and community level across London and bring issues of national significance to the attention of decision-makers.
We’ve been experts in the field for more than 20 years. We began as three organisations, separately specialising in learning disabilities, mental health and older people. In 2012 we brought our skills, knowledge and experience together to form The Advocacy Project as it is today.
Our vision for the future
Drawing on our strengths and expertise, we are developing new specialist areas to address unmet needs so we benefit more people more powerfully. This includes things like mental health advocacy for people who identify as LGBT, mental health advocacy for young people (including those with eating disorders), and helping people with learning disabilities remove the blocks and barriers to paid employment.
What we care about
We want everyone to be able to make informed choices and active decisions about how they live their lives. By working with people who are vulnerable or excluded, we address the challenges people face in having their voices heard. We’re committed to being a strong, well-managed and dynamic organisation so we’re best placed to make this happen.
Our user council
Our passion is for people to be actively involved in the services they use – and this applies to our organisation as much as any other. We have a council made up of representatives from across all our services. They share feedback and ideas from people who use our services, and let us know if we’re fulfilling the high standard we aspire to.