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The Advocacy Project - Advocafe

Last Updated 17/09/2019

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The Advocacy Project facilitates self advocacy and consultation groups so people with learning disabilities can develop the skills that they need to self advocate and promotes their inclusion in the development of services through their participation in the Learning Disability Partnership Board.

Advocafe is a cross borough evening self advocacy meeting for those members who, due to other commitments, find it difficult to participate in daytime groups. Members share news and good practice, and talk about the important changes to services.

They can further discuss issues relating to Partnership Board topics. Advocafe is held on the 1st Wednesday of every month and is held at Del Aziz Cafe, Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre from 6:00pm until 7:00pm.

Who to contact

Contact Name
The Advocacy Project
 020 8969 3000

Where to go

Del Aziz Cafe
Swiss Cottage Library, 88
Avenue Road

Time / Date Details

When is it on
6:00pm until 7:00pm 1st Wednesday of every month
Time of day

Other Details


Age Ranges
18 years and over

Local Offer

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Who is this service available to?

Any adult (18+) resident of Westminster with a learning disability

How do you access this service?

Groups are free. There are several groups that people with learning disabilities can attend. It is best to get in touch with the co- coordinator to talk about what would suit you.

People can refer themselves by phoning the number provided. Professionals can pass The Advocacy Project contact details to people who may be interested and support them to refer themselves.

How do we ensure the quality of this service?

Our Choice is monitored internally through management procedures. Our Choice also has a Management Committee of people with learning disabilities from Westminster who are responsible for managing the project and ensuring that it is members-led. They check that Our Choice adheres to the principles of The Advocacy Charter, Dignity in Care Standards, HM Government Code of Practice on Consultations and Department of Health’s strategy for learning disabilities “Nothing About Us Without Us”.

The Management Committee regularly reviews the work of Our Choice and attends all Contract Monitoring Meetings with the local authority. Our Choice is monitored by Westminster Contract Monitoring team

Local Offer Age Bands
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)

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