Plymouth Parent Advocacy Project (including WISER)

Enabling parents and women with a learning disability to have a choice, a voice, to understand and to feel empowered during difficult times.

UPDATE: Please note we are no longer accepting referrals for parents in care proceedings with our Specialist Advocacy service no longer being available from October 2024.

This does not affect our Volunteer Advocacy service, WISER Course, Support Groups or Easy Read Information.

The Plymouth Parent Advocacy Project began in 2015 after successfully applying to the Big Lottery for the Reaching Communities Grant. Our primary ethos is to ensure that parents with a learning disability are supported through challenging processes regarding their children; ensuring that they understand information, feel able to express their own views, are able to access appropriate support, and that they receive a fair assessment.

“The findings have also highlighted that participants had gained more than just an advocacy service, many had gained confidence, become calmer and less stressed. In addition, the participants felt they had a voice and had a clearer understanding of situations and their rights, something which they appear to have found invaluable. This indicates that they are providing more than just advocacy to the people they help.”

Evaluation created by Plymouth University Students

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