These Self-Advocacy Resources were developed and collected to strengthen self-advocacy work in Ireland.
The aim is to share information about advocacy and how to make information accessible.
What is Self-Advocacy?
Self-advocacy is understanding your rights. speaking up for yourself and others if they cannot speak for themselves. taking action. or taking control of your life.
A powerful self-advocate has:
- Good information.
- Training and the right support when needed.
- Opportunities to learn by doing.
- Confidence in yourself.
- This can be done alone or as part of a group.
The Self-Advocacy Toolkit
The Self-advocacy Toolkit has a range of helpful information sheets and other resources to help you speak up for yourself and organise an advocacy group
Video is a great accessible way to share information about your advocacy group or raise awareness about an issue. Inclusion Ireland self-advocacy group produced a video on the theme of inclusion.
And there are guides to Plain English and guides to Easy to Read to help you share information in a way that is accessible to all.
Equality & Rights Committees in Disability Services
- Making Equality & Rights Real – The Project
- The Equality and Rights Committee Toolkit
Self -Advocacy Groups in Ireland
There are many self-advocacy groups up and working around the country. The groups listed below are happy to talk about their advocacy work and share their experience. Please contact us with information or news about your self-advocacy group that you would like to share.
If you would like more information about Advocacy supports please contact Inclusion Ireland directly.