Our self-advocacy department offers individuals an opportunity to speak up in a safe & confidential environment, gain confidence, raise self-esteem and to learn new skills.

The self-advocacy groups are free and open to anyone with a learning disability and autistic people.

We have six self-advocacy groups in Suffolk

If you would like to come along to any of these group sessions please contact to sign up or find out more information.

The dates and information for the up-and-coming self-advocacy sessions are available on our events page.

Our self-advocacy and co-production department works with our expert by experience project worker Mark Conquer.

Suffolk People First

Suffolk People First is a county-wide self-advocacy event hosted by Suffolk based advocacy organisation, Ace Anglia.

The quarterly events bring together self-advocates, family carers, support workers and health & social care professionals from across Suffolk. We have guest speakers from local, regional and national organisations.

The events aim to:

  • Work in co-production with delegates to implement the Joint Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy 2021
  • Bring people together
  • Provide opportunities for people to talk directly to the Learning Disability Partnership Board
  • Provide opportunities for people to share good news or stories
  • Host presentations about policy, organisations or projects
  • Celebrate good work

Our Self-advocacy team

Contact one of our advocacy team for more information


Self-advocacy Co-production Lead

Mark Conquer

Expert With Experience Project Worker

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