Advocacy means getting support from another person to help a Deaf or Hard of Hearing person to express their views and wishes, and help them to stand up for their rights.
- Making phone calls
- Filling in forms (such as PIP, JSA, UC, ESA, Housing Benefit, etc.)
- Attending meetings with the client (such as PIP assessment, appeal hearing, etc)
- Translating letters
- Booking interpreters for upcoming appointments/meetings/etc
- Making complaints
- General information
- Referral to different services
- Signposting to other organisations
- Safeguarding concerns
- Reporting hate crime
- Advocacy support
Drop-in days and times:
Location: Bob Jones Community hub, Bromley Street, Blakenhall, Wolverhampton WV2 3AS.
Times: 10am to 1pm
Location: Wolverhampton City Council, Civic Centre, St Peters Square, Wolverhampton WV1 9SE
Times: 1pm to 5pm
“Out of hours” advocacy is available by appointment only
Our Advocacy service offers confidential, impartial and independent support.
For enquiries about the advocacy, please contact our Advocacy Officer, Craig Pothecary at firstname.lastname@example.org or text/Facetime 07472959315.
Deaf HubWhat can we help you with?
As part of the Zebra Access' Reaching Communities 'Deaf Hub' project, with the support of the Big Lottery Fund, Advocacy drop-in Centres for deaf and hard of hearing people are now up and running to assist with a range of queries, complaints, form filling, and many more.find out More