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Advocacy the Background

Advocacy History

Advocacy - UK

Advocacy - Sandwel

Advocacy in the UK

The first formal advocacy scheme in the UK was set up in 1981 by an alliance of several charities concerned with people with learning difficulties or mental health problems.

This has grown into a movement, which is made up of many different types of advocacy projects, made up of people from all walks of life, but sharing the same goal of improving the lives of those who are marginalized, vulnerable and/or disadvantaged in society, and who would otherwise not have a voice.

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