Advocacy

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Zebra Access Advocacy will always adhere to the Advocacy ‘Code of Practice’ recommended by Advocacy QPM

Our Advocacy service offers confidential, impartial and independent support and will:

  • Be honest with you
  • Stand up for you
  • Treat you as an equal
  • Respect your privacy
  • Listen to you
  • Only do what you ask them to

Our Advocacy service can offer the following lists below:

  • Making phone calls
  • Filling in forms (such as PIP, JSA, UC, ESA, Housing Benefit, etc.)
  • Attend 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 is currently being offered remotely via video calls on the following days and times due to COVID 19 pandemic:

Tuesdays - 9am to 5pm

Wednesdays - 9am to 5pm

Thursdays - 10am to 1pm

Advocacy appointment can be made on alternative days/times where possible if you are unavailable 

For more information or any enquiries about the advocacy service, please contact our Advocacy Officer, Craig Pothecary at craig@zebra-access.com or text/Facetime 07472959315.

Services

Zebra Access CIO provides services and support to Deaf, Deaf Blind and Hard of Hearing people with thanks to Lottery's Community Fund. Services includes Employment Servuces, 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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