Community Advocacy


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Asist have been providing advocacy in our local communities for 25 years. Advocacy is about speaking up for our rights, choices and inclusion.

As advocates we hear about the inequalities in our communities. Inequalities along with things like illness or difficult life events can make it harder for us to speak up. We also see people speaking up for themselves, speaking up in groups and speaking up for each other in their communities. Speaking up together gives communities a stronger voice.

Equal Voices in Our Communities

Equal Voices in our communities

Being part of a Community    (based on

 • Communities of Interest                      

 People who share interests or passions.

 • Communities for Action                       

People trying to bring about change.

• Communities by Place                            

 People brought together by location.

• Communities of Practice                       

People in the same profession or who  undertake the same activities.

• Communities of Circumstances           

People brought together by situations  or events.   

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Other ways to help

one-to-one advocacy


Helpful tools to speak up for yourself

Group advocacy


Asist provides specialist independent advocacy support focused on one-to-one, issue based advocacy services for people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and/or mental health issues.


Advocacy is about enabling people who have difficulty speaking out to speak up and make their own, informed, independent choices about decisions that affect their lives.


Asist provides the Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy service (IMCA) and the Independent Mental Health Act Advocacy service (IMHA) in Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent. Asist also offers advocacy to people in Stoke on Trent through a number of specialist projects including Care Act, BME, NHS Complaints and Parents Advocacy.

Asist is nationally recognised for developing, writing and promoting the Watching Brief guidance which outlines the core principles that underpin all Non-Instructed Advocacy support services across the UK.


T: 01782 845584


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Asist Advocacy Services is a registered charity number: 1048075
Asist is a company registered in England - company number: 3068125
Registered office: Asist, Winton House, Stoke Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2RW

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