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Volunteer Self-Advocacy Support Worker

As part of our advocacy work, we support self-advocacy within the Learning Difficulties (LD) community. We aim to ensure that people with learning disabilities have a voice and opportunity to feed into and shape learning disability services and priorities in York. We collate themes raised by people with LD in a variety of settings and facilities around York and run two Self Advocacy Forums a year.

We are looking for volunteers to support the self-advocates to participate fully in forum meetings, and also to assist with the collection of themes from a network of organisations providing services and support to the LD community. You might also work with organisations to support the development of self-advocacy within their settings. As part of this role, you may also be required to attend meetings and information events relevant to the issues self-advocates are raising.

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If you would like more information, then please contact The Advocacy Team on 01904 414357 or via email on

To apply, please download and complete the Volunteer Application Form from the Volunteering Opportunities page, and return to

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