Your Say is an independent advocacy service working with people with a learning disability,
mental health issues, physical disabilities, sensory impairment, acquired head injuries, and other vulnerable adults.
Information about Your Say Advocacy provided in an Easy Read format.
Established in 2000, Your Say is owned and managed by Kirstie Mann and provides a service which supports individuals and groups to have a greater say in their lives and communities.
Your Say works with individuals on a 1:1 basis to provide specific support at times of change or where support is needed in decision making, and with a variety of groups and forums who have a shared purpose and goal.
Your Say specialises in:
Kirstie Mann is the Owner/Manager of Your Say.
She is a qualified Social Worker and Advocate with well over 30 years experience of working with vulnerable people in a range of settings. In addition she holds a management qualification, and is responsible both for the selection of new advocates and the supervision of the whole team.
The Your Say team are all self employed, freelance advocates who are all insured appropriately with professional liability, which includes professional indemnity and public liability cover.
All Advocates have a current DBS check and work in a freelance capacity under a contact of agreement to Your Say.
Your Say ensures all advocates receive appropriate induction and on-going training, supervision and day to day support – and all Advocates hold, or are working to achieve, an NVQ in Independent Advocacy.
The Your Say team consists of Advocates who come from a diverse range of professional backgrounds, including, Social Work, Youth Work, Social Policy, Counselling, Complimentary Therapies, Housing, Fostering and Education.
The team are highly skilled and compliment each other in the range of experiences and skills they bring to the services.
Your Say works closely with Person Centred Training Solutions (PCTS) to ensure that Advocates are equipped to carry out their work in a professional way.
PCTS is an approved City & Guilds Training Centred that delivers the NVQ 3/4 in Independent Advocacy and all of the Your Say team have either completed or are working towards the professional Advocacy qualification.
PCTS also provides a range of other training courses and workshops and you can find more information by clicking on the logo.