Action for M.E.’s free regional advocacy service launched on 4 April 2019 and supports adults (age 18 and over) living with M.E. in the Midlands and South West.
This service will be delivered through a combination of paid staff and volunteer advocates. If you're interested in becoming a volunteer advocate, we would love to hear from you.
Advocacy is a process that helps individuals to stand up for their rights, and be empowered to have their views, wishes and needs included in decisions that affect them.
Our service may be able to help you to access support, and help you understand your rights. Our advocates can explain processes in an accessible way, and support you to challenge the opinions of others in situations that affect you, including (but not limited to):
Our advocates cannot:
If you are an adult with a diagnosis of M.E. living in the Midlands or South West and you are in need of advocacy support you can self-refer:
An advocate will contact you within seven working days to let you know how we can support you. We can provide:
You can also download our self-advocacy guide.
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