Advocacy

Self Advocacy in Clare BOC is represented by the Clare Advocacy Platform who hold quarterly consultation sessions with the Clare Management Team with representatives from nine active groups around the county. Most recent achieveents have included gaining management backing for flexible working hours, reductions in rents and a positive outcome for Health and Safety concerns. 

We publish a quarterly bullet in of news Views and Ideas about Self Advocacy called SPARKS!

The self advocates from West Clare presented their film "Lets Hit The Road" at the BOC National Advoccy Conference in Clonmel in 2013 to general acclaim.  

The Platform has a research arm of members - the Clare Inclusive Research Group who undertake their own research projects and who also are affiliated to the national forum known as the Inclusive Research Network.

The external service of Independant Advocacy is offered to any individual person looking for support in any area of their lives through the National Advocacy Service represented in Clare by Helen Collins  

 These CAP advocates and Clare Inclusive Resesearch Group members have been representatives on the National Advocacy Council the Brothers of Charity. They have for a number of years been active represenatives at Inclusion Europe Conferences and IASSID Conventions raising the services profile and returning with best practice ideas to the service and presenting these to National Advocacy Conferences.