Swindon Advocacy Movement (SAM)

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Name

Swindon Advocacy Movement (SAM)

Service details

Swindon Advocacy Movement, affectionately referred to as SAM, is an independent charity.

Price

SAM provides a free, independent and accessible advocacy service in Swindon.

Main telephone

01793 542575

Email

info@swindonadvocacy.org.uk

Opening times


The page was last updated on 17 May 2022

Accessibility

The above is accessible to those who have complex needs including; learning disabilities, physical disabilities, mental health conditions and carers of people using services of health and social care. SAM provides a clear consistent voice for those who are unable or struggle to be heard.

Service summary

Swindon Advocacy Movement (SAM) are a charity who provide independent, free and easily accessible advocacy to those eligible. Advocacy can help promote the voices of people living in Swindon by enabling them express what it is they want and aspire to as members of their community, both locally and wider. Additionally, advocacy support can assist people in accessing and understanding information about their rights and how to challenge those rights.

Further information

SAM aims to promote social inclusion, equality and social justice through the below services: 

  • Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) & Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) 
  • Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) including for adults as well as children and young people
  • Independent Care Act Advocacy 
  • Parent Advocacy 
  • Community Mental Health Advocacy
  • Project Boost - Group based advocacy including activities surrounding different interests and daily life skills for those with learning disabilities 
  • Indy project- one-to-one advocacy for children and young people with learning disabilities. Enabling 10-18 year olds to reach their personal goals. 

The above is accessible to those who have complex needs including; learning disabilities, physical disabilities, mental health conditions and carers of people using services of health and social care. SAM provides a clear consistent voice for those who are unable or struggle to be heard. To find out more about the above services and whether you might be eligible, please use any of the contact details below.

For more information please contact Swindon Advocacy Movement



Main address

Swindon Advice and Support Centre
Sanford House
Sanford Street
Swindon
SN1 1QH