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
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 held 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