This one-day event is one of a number taking place in Liverpool to mark the centenary of the birth of Agnes Woodford. Agnes always ‘looked out’ for people who found themselves in more vulnerable and isolated circumstances. She was an advocate before the title was invented and volunteered throughout her life without ever being recruited by an organisation to do so. We know that there are many people who act in a similar way, making a big difference to individuals and to the communities in which they live. This event will both celebrate those contributions and explore ways in which we can encourage and support more of them.
The day will include contributions from people working in different parts of the country in supporting people to have a voice. It will look at peer support and how this can be supported, as well as looking at some of the barriers that prevent people from acting to ensure that rights and dignity are respected