Empower is my lifestyle advocacy service that supports people with impairments, especially people with significant impairments, and their families to plan and develop their lifestyles in order to meet their desired outcomes in a manner that is person-centred, cost effective and focused on their wishes.
Lifestyle Advocacy is the provision of information, advice and support that enables and empowers individuals to make informed complex decisions on how they wish to live on a day to day basis, as well as their goals for the short term and the long term.
The advocacy could assist individuals with what equipment they wish to use in their daily living, how to achieve education or employment goals, setting up a support package, or planning a leisure event or holiday.
The advocacy provided may include discussions by email, web chat, Facebook, Skype, on the phone, within Secondlife or face to face. These discussions may also result in the production of reports for informal and formal purposes including as evidence in any legal proceedings.
Based upon 25 years experience, the service provided is a person centred one to one lifestyle advocacy service that aims to support specific individuals with impairments by empowering them to make their own informed and complex decisions to access their rights and responsibilities as fully active contributing citizens. This allows them to maximise their life opportunities and experiences in a manner they choose.
The service can provide immediate or crisis support to assist individuals with their current difficulties, as well as long term solutions to support individuals in planning their lifestyle and their contribution to their communities and society at large.
The service is fully customised to the needs of each individual, taking into account their capabilities, ability to make decisions, and their desired outcomes.
The service may be paid for on an hourly basis or as a part of a bigger long-term agreement. Any package and its cost will be based on the specific requirements of the individual and their families, and their ability to pay.
Please feel free to contact me to discuss your requirements.