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Types of Advocacy

Self Advocacy

Self Advocacy is where people are able to speak up for themselves, make their own choices and let people know how they feel.

Peer Advocacy

Peer Advocacy is when somebody speaks up for someone else who cannot speak up for themselves.

They are usually someone who is similar age and understands where the person is coming from.

Family Advocacy

Family advocacy is where family members speak up for the person because they know them really well.

Sometimes family advocacy can be about giving support to family members and hearing their voice too.

Staff Advocacy

Staff advocacy is when staff members speak up for people who cannot speak up for themselves.

Sometimes staff advocacy can be about supporting staff to have their voice heard too.

Citizen Advocacy

Citizen Advocacy is when one citizen helps another citizen to have their voice heard.

This means that somebody outside of Cope Foundation comes in to help someone to solves issues and problems and make things better.

Independent Advocacy

Independent Advocacy is about professional people supporting people to have their voice heard.

The National Advocacy Service and the Cork Advocacy Service both support Cope Foundation with different projects.