Many people within local communities take on the natural role of supporting neighbours, friends and relatives who find themselves in vulnerable situations. We call this informal advocacy. Their support ranges from helping people to understand the content of letters to acting as their spokesperson at important meetings and/or in telephone conversations
The Looking Out for Each Other Project started on 25th April and had its official launch in Liverpool on 10th May. This project, funded by the Community Fund’s Awards for All fund, seeks to increase support for Informal advocacy activity within local communities. This is about enhancing relationships within communities by encouraging people to utilise their natural skills to protect their more vulnerable friends, neighbours, and relatives.
Further details of the project and its events will be posted here shortly.