Swindon Advocacy Movement, known by its members as SAM, is passionate about the rights of vulnerable people.
We will be respectful and non-judgemental, putting people at the centre of our work.
We will be truthful, independent, outcomes focused and will learn from all we do.
We will do what is right, not what is easy and we will bravely challenge injustice.
What is an Advocate?
Advocacy is about your voice being HEARD
Advocates support you to speak up and make sure you know what your rights are, what choices you have and that you are listened to.
An advocate will LISTEN to what YOU want
Advocacy helps you have as much control over your life as possible.7
How is advocacy different to other support?
Advocacy is different to other support because it is:
Free – you do not have to pay for an advocates help
Independent- we do not work for the council or any care provider
Confidential – we will not tell anyone what you have said unless you want us to or there is a danger to you or to other people or the law say we need to
You might want an advocate when:
you want to change things in your life
you want help to speak to a person about care or support service
you are not being listened to
you are going through a difficult time