Citizen Advocacy Services
BATIAS provides Citizen Advocacy in South and West Essex.
Citizen Advocacy is where a trained volunteer supports a client with social activities enabling them to have far greater access to their community. This could be joining the library, taking a pottery class, or simply going to watch the local football team play. They also encourage their partner to build up their confidence and their ability to speak up for themselves. A citizen advocacy partnership once established can last for many years, our longest is 20 years!
We are always looking for citizen advocate volunteers so if you feel that this is something that you would be interested in, do please contact the Grays office, 01375 389869.
You can find out more about becoming a Citizen Advocate in this leaflet Citizen Advocacy Volunteer leaflet
Or see our BATIAS fundraising page for more information.
You can also fill in a Volunteer Application Form and send it in to our Grays office.
If you or someone you know would benefit from having a Citizen Advocate you can make a referral by following this link. In the referral details please select ‘Leisure’ as the issue category, select the relevant service group, and give some information about the reason for requesting a Citizen Advocate.
You can find out more information about requesting a Citizen Advocate in this leaflet Citizen advocacy partner leaflet