Do you know a young person with autism or a learning disability, who would benefit from having an advocate? We are offering a new non-statutory advocacy service for disabled young people, who are not in care or care leavers, based in and around London.
Coram Voice is an established advocacy provider for children and young people in care, and care leavers. We provide support to make sure young people’s rights are upheld, and their wishes and voices are heard. We are already skilled in specialist advocacy to support young people with a range of disabilities, including those who lack capacity to instruct an advocate or have limited verbal communication.
We want to extend this service to benefit other young people who are not in care or care leavers. Thanks to some new funding, we have the opportunity to support a limited number of disabled children and young people, who are not eligible for statutory advocacy services.
Social care focused advocacy
In line with our existing expertise, the advocacy will be social care focused and young person led.
Some examples of issues we might advocate on are:
- The transition from children’s to adults social care, including the need for planning for a suitable adult placement or care package.
- The right to support for young people who are living at home.
- The right to specialist equipment or adaptations to the home, or more suitable accommodation for a disabled child.
- Access to suitable activities or education.
If you want to refer a child or young person to this project, please check that:
✓ The child or young person has a learning disability and/or autism
✓ The young person either already receives support from children’s or adults social care, or would benefit from support.
✓ The child/young person is younger than 25 years old.
✓ The young person is not a looked after child/in care or a care leaver, and not to your knowledge already supported by another advocacy service for children or adults.
Contact and Referrals
You can refer a young person by filling out this form and sending it to: email@example.com