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Autism Service Directory

OSCA (Oswestry and Shropshire Citizen Advocacy) Citizen Advocacy

Oswestry

Main information

Type of service: Advocacy (general)

The service recruits, trains and supports volunteers to be citizen advocates for adults with learning disabilities. Citizen Advocacy is a one to one relationship between a prepared and supported volunteer (advocate) and a person who may need independent representation (partner). OSCA (Oswestry and Shropshire Citizen Advocacy) Citizen Advocacy provides advocacy for adults with learning disabilities, though other organisations work with other groups (eg Age Concern provides independent advocacy for the elderly). This partnership can become a long term friendship or can last long enough to help someone over a specific issue or during a time of change, eg moving from one residence to another, coping with bereavement and finding a job etc. Citizen Advocacy can provide a link to community life for a person who may have been excluded because of disability, isolation or other reasons.

Eligibility

Age: For people of any age

Aimed at: Adult

Gender: All genders

Registrations & Approaches

Specialisms: Generic, Staff and volunteers get autism awareness training

Other specialisms: Challenging behaviour, Community care, Education, Employment, Learning disability, Mental health, Welfare benefits

Contacts

You can contact us by phone email or post.

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Annabel Boyce - Co-ordinator

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01691 671700

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admin@citizenadvocacyshropshire.org.uk

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Web site

Locations

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The Memorial Hall, Smithfield Street, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 2EG