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Advocate achieves City & Guild certificate

Zebra Access is delighted to congraultate our Advocate Officer, Craig Pothecary, who passed his Level 3 City & Guild Certificate/Diploma in Independent Advocacy specialising in General/Community Advocacy last week. It is a fantastic acheivment considering that he completed the course under challenging conditions exbricated by the pandemic. This is no doubt a testment to his ability and dedication in delivering high quality advocate service to all Deaf, Deaf Blind and Hard of Hearing people.

Craig Pothecary said 'I decided to obtain an independent advocacy qualification specialising in General/Community Advocacy, with the aim of providing a high-quality advocacy service dedicated to Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing service users. I am pleased to have achieved such qualifications, especially whilst working under the current challenging circumstances surrounding COVID-19. I shall continue working remotely to provide these high-quality services where required.'

The course tutor Ruth Stanforth commented 'Carers Federation congratulates Craig Pothecary on successful completion of his Independent Advocacy Qualification. Craig has worked very hard to evidence his competence as an Independent Advocate and deserves to be recognised for his efforts to deliver high quality advocacy’

Please do not hesitate to contact Craig Pothecary on Email: or Text/Facetime: 07472959315 for further details about the service he offers.


Zebra Access CIO provides services and support to Deaf, Deaf Blind and Hard of Hearing people with thanks to The National Lottery Community Fund. Services includes Employment Services, English/Maths tutorials, Advocacy, Community Development, BSL/Deaf Awareness, drop-in sessions dealing with a range of queries, complaints, form filling, and many more. Zebra Access staff and volunteers have the right to work in a safe and abuse free environment. The organisation will not tolerate any kind of abuse against its staff, volunteers or property.

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