At Advocacy Focus, we estimate that 1 in 3 people are missing out on vital advocacy support. This means that someone in your family, friendship group or local community could benefit from the support of an Advocacy Friend.
What is an Advocacy Friend?
An Advocacy Friend is someone, like you, who becomes a source of support to someone in the community. As an Advocacy Friend, you will be able to identify when someone may be in need of help and work with them to get the professional support they need.
What are the benefits to me?
As an Advocacy Friend, you will learn the skills to become your own best advocate. You’ll become more confident, focused and secure in the knowledge you can make a real difference. Over time, you will become a pillar of strength in your community, meeting new people and using your own life experiences to help them.
What do I do next?
To become an Advocacy Friend, all you have to do is complete an online training course. Once you have successfully completed the course, you will receive a certificate to demonstrate your advocacy knowledge and host of self-help resources to use and share with your community.
Can I take part?
To become an Advocacy Friend, you will need to:
What will I do as an Advocacy Friend?
As an Advocacy Friend, you will: