Swindon Advocacy Movement was set up as a user led organisation in 1995 as a response to many people with learning disabilities leaving long stay hospitals to live more independently in the community.
SAM has developed a reputation locally for being passionate about the rights of vulnerable people; standing up for their Human Rights and enabling them to have choice and control over their own lives.
In 2014 we were awarded the Swindon Borough contract to provide statutory advocacy services under the Mental Care Act, the Mental Capacity Act and the Care Act.
We have successfully sourced funding for and delivered many community based advocacy services such as Project Boost, the Community Based Mental Health project and Walk In My Shoes.
We provide advocacy outside of Swindon on a ‘spot purchase’ basis; for more information click here.