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What does BATIAS do?

Set up in 1992, BATIAS has historically worked with people with learning disabilities however we can also support people with physical and sensory impairments, complex needs and behaviors that challenge. Through the provision of advocacy BATIAS empowers individuals to secure their rights obtain services and make positive, informed choices about their lives.

BATIAS provides Formal, Citizen and Self Advocacy in South and West Essex, this includes the Unitary Authorities of Southend and Thurrock.

What is advocacy?

Advocacy is taking action to help people:

  • express their views and wishes
  • secure their rights
  • have their interests represented
  • access information and services
  • explore choices and options

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