The basic principle of advocacy is to offer support and speak on behalf of people who, for one reason or another, are unable to do so themselves.
Being offered support and options can help a client to make their own decisions and choices. Clients are encouraged to help themselves whenever possible, encouraging independence whilst still providing advocacy support.
Each year, Advocacy First, formerly known as Bromley Advocacy Alliance, help people from all walks of life. The service is free and confidential; clients can feel entirely confident that no action or discussion will take place without their consent.
We work in partnership with other organisations where appropriate and beneficial. Sometimes we may have to make referrals to other organisations when advocacy is not the answer to a problem.