New Advocacy Service for Pembrokeshire

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We are Dewis Centre for Independent Living (Dewis CIL). We would like to introduce you to the new advocacy service we are now delivering in Pembrokeshire. This is added to the advocacy services we currently provide across Rhondda Cynon Taf, Newport, Wrexham, Conwy and Caerphilly.

 

Who are we for?

Adults, including carers, aged over 18 who are in receipt of social care services across Pembrokeshire and / or are eligible to receive a service under the Fair Access to Care criteria. This could include:

  • Adult carers
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Older people
  • Sensory Impairment
  • Vulnerable adults due to age, health condition or assessed need

 

What do we do?

We offer independent casework advocacy as well as more informal methods such as self advocacy groups, peer support and citizen advocacy. We will consider and listen to the cases of each referred individual and offer advocacy which will support their rights, needs and views to be heard.

 

“We strive to ensure that the voices of disabled and vulnerable people are heard and respected so they are empowered to take control of their own lives and make informed choices.” Dewis C.I.L. Mission Statement

 

Volunteer Citizen Advocates

In support of this we will also be offering a volunteering advocacy provision, supported by an Advocacy Facilitation Officer, who will recruit, train and match local community volunteers to individuals across the county for suitable cases and who will support the formation of self advocacy and peer advocacy groups.

 

We are keen to meet with individuals and organisations we can work in collaboration with across Pembrokeshire, offering our support where it is needed. If you feel it would be useful to meet and discover more about Dewis please get in contact.

 

For further information:

01646 629123

alison.moore@dewiscil.org.uk

Haven’s Head Business Park

Dewis Centre for Independent Living

Unit 3b Cedar Court

Milford Haven

SA73 3LD

Pembrokeshire

www.dewiscil.org.uk