Events

Oct
11
Thu
National Assembly and A.G.M. of C.A. Coalition @ Quaker Meeting House
Oct 11 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
May
8
Wed
A voice through friendship @ Quaker Meeting House
May 8 all-day

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

Oct
23
Wed
17th National Assembly @ Quaker Meeting House
Oct 23 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Sep
3
Thu
Speaking up for others – an introduction to informal advocacy @ St. Bede's Centre
Sep 3 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Speaking up for others

Many of us find ourselves in situations where we need to support people in expressing themselves or speaking out. This half-day event will explore how we can do this more effectively and some of the barriers that we might face. It will be of interest to anyone that is concerned about equality and building more inclusive communities. Those involved in any role within health, social, community and pastoral work will find this session to be of particular relevance to their work.

Thursday 3rd September - 1.30pm to 4.30pm

The session will include:

  • How advocacy or supporting people in speaking up relates to our daily lives and work
  •   Understanding how conflicts of interest arise and the importance of independent advocacy in avoiding them
  •   An introduction to the concept of informal advocacy and the various other advocacy roles
  • Working holistically to promote and protect human rights
  •  The history of, and background to, advocacy in Liverpool

The event will be held in St. Bede’s Centre and will be led by Joe Monaghan of the National Coalition of Advocacy Schemes

LCA is totally dependent on voluntary action and donations for its work. Although places are free to individuals, organisations are asked to make a donation of £10 per place, if they can, to help cover costs.

 

Dec
15
Tue
Lockdowns, informal advocacy and human rights – 18th national Assembly @ Via Zoom
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The lockdowns, informal advocacy, and human rights

18th National Assembly

of the

National Coalition of Advocacy Schemes

Tuesday 15th December – 2pm

Via Zoom

This year’s national Assembly has been delayed by the Covid 19 crisis, but we can now confirm that it will be held via Zoom on the above date.

This year’s event will focus on some of the most disempowering aspects for older people of the different restrictions that have applied since March 2020. Discussion will be linked to an important piece of research that the Older People’s Advocacy Alliance (OPAAL) is undertaking in partnership with the Coalition.

 

Jan
13
Wed
The Background to Informal Advocacy – short briefing sessions – January 2021 @ Via Zoom
Jan 13 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Short briefing sessions – January 2021

At the Coalition’s recent (Zoom) Assembly, some interest was expressed in learning more about informal advocacy. It was felt that this would be particularly useful in connection with the current Looking out for each other post Coronavirus project, that is being undertaken in partnership with the Older People’s Advocacy Alliance (OPAAL).

The Coalition will be holding two sessions via Zoom that will consist of a short briefing lasting no more than 20 minutes followed by ample opportunity for questions. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions about the research project and how you can be involved.

The sessions will be held on the following dates:

Wednesday 13th January – 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Tuesday 19th January – 11.30am to 12.30pm

If you would be interested in taking part in one of the sessions, please email advocacynatcoalition@gmail.com stating which and we will send you the necessary log-in details.

Jan
19
Tue
The Background to Informal Advocacy – sort briefing session – January 2021 @ Via Zoom
Jan 19 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Short briefing sessions – January 2021

At the Coalition’s recent (Zoom) Assembly, some interest was expressed in learning more about informal advocacy. It was felt that this would be particularly useful in connection with the current Looking out for each other post Coronavirus project, that is being undertaken in partnership with the Older People’s Advocacy Alliance (OPAAL).

The Coalition will be holding two sessions via Zoom that will consist of a short briefing lasting no more than 20 minutes followed by ample opportunity for questions. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions about the research project and how you can be involved.

The sessions will be held on the following dates:

Wednesday 13th January – 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Tuesday 19th January – 11.30am to 12.30pm

If you would be interested in taking part in one of the sessions, please email advocacynatcoalition@gmail.com stating which and we will send you the necessary log-in details.