Advonet exists to ensure everyone can have their needs heard and their rights respected. It both delivers services directly and promotes independent advocacy provided by partners in Leeds and the surrounding area.
On April 1st 2015 Advocacy Support, Leeds Advocacy and Advocacy for Mental Health & Dementia merged with Advonet, a separate organisation which they previously co-managed. Between April and September Advonet will be consulting with people who use its services, staff and other stakeholders about the identity and priorities for the new organisation. On October 2nd they will publicly re-launch Advonet, its website and other promotional materials.
“Advocacy is taking action to help people say what they want, secure their rights, represent their interests and obtain services they need. Advocates and advocacy schemes work in partnership with the people they support and take their side”
Quality standards for advocacy schemes, Action for Advocacy