Self-advocacy

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 chewy@aceanglia.com or dave@aceanglia.com 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 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

Our Self-advocacy team

Contact one of our advocacy team for more information

Chewy

Self-advocacy Co-production Lead

Dave Ainsley

Self-Advocacy Co-production Project Worker

Mark Conquer

Expert by Experience Project Worker

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