Our history

Frank, one of our Volunteers, receiving a Certificate for long service

Independent Advocacy originated from a successful local advocacy project set up in Warwickshire in the 1990’s. From these small beginnings we have  grown and diversified our work across Solihull, Coventry and Warwickshire. We support, on average, 600 people each year across Solihull, Coventry and Warwickshire. Our City and Guilds qualified advocates, work alongside people with physical and learning disabilities, those who may require support with their mental health and older people. We support over 250 people through our appointee and community support services and facilitate peer support for people with mental health issues.

We have been developing our work to deliver our vision in our Community and Learning work which, over the next few years, will see the organisation delivering learning opportunities and community involvement opportunities to many more people.

In April 2017 we were awarded the prestigious national Quality Performance Mark by the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) following robust assessment of our advocacy practice and outcomes.

In May 2018 we signed the Charter to become an Mindful Employer.

We are a registered charity and registered as a limited company in 2000.

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