Social Care's Promotion of Empowerment & Self Advocacy

Social Care's Promotion of Empowerment & Self Advocacy

The concept of advocacy is becoming increasingly important in social services provision across a wide range of areas, including disability, mental health, older people and children’s rights amongst others. The word advocacy comes from the Latin phrase ‘ad voce’ - towards a voice.

The Self-Advocacy Movement

The Self-Advocacy Movement

The self-advocacy movement arising from the disability rights movement of the 1960’s / 70’s, seeks to reduce the isolation of marginalised people and give them the tools and experience to take greater control over their own lives. In Ireland, The Comhairle (Amendment) Bill 2004 includ Continue Reading >>

Facilitation Self-Advocacy

Facilitation Self-Advocacy

The social care worker who works in partnership with social services users to effect positive change in their lives can play a major role in encouraging and facilitating the client to advocate on their own behalf.  In daily work with clients, the facilitation and development of self advocacy Continue Reading >>

Self Advocacy in its Purest Form

Self Advocacy in its Purest Form

While there has some opposition to self advocacy in the past, mainly in the area of medical advocacy and the importance of expert knowledge; self advocacy in its purest form is to give voice to those previously voiceless, to empower the client to reach their full potential through insight, respon Continue Reading >>