Project Managers: Kevin Chan (Together for Mental Wellbeing)/ Mandy Taviner (Warrington Speak Up)
Operations and Development Manager: Tracy Hudson
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm
What does the Speak Up Together Advocacy Hub offer?
The Speak Up Together Advocacy Hub provides a range of services to ensure people can have their views and wishes genuinely considered when decisions are being made about their lives and that their rights are upheld.
Advocacy services support people by making sure they have their voice heard on issues that are important to them.
The advocacy hub is a collaboration between Together for Mental Wellbeing and Warrington Speak Up, commissioned by Warrngton Borough Council, offering a seamless service delivered from one location based at the Gateway.
Bringing together advocacy services in one place makes it easier for people to access the right kind of advocacy support at the time they need it. By having the same advocate people can experience better continuity of support at some of the most challenging times in their lives.
An advocate will:
- Help people make informed choices, listen to their views and wishes and speak up on their behalf when needed.
- Help people who may find it difficult to access information and services to be involved in decisions about their lives, explore choices and options and defend and promote their rights.
An advocate may not always be necessary but the advocacy hub will be able to point people in the right direction and signpost them to appropriate services.