Solihull Action through Advocacy is an independent charity which for over 25 years has provided advocacy mainly for people with learning disabilities and/or autism.
We began life as a NHS-funded project coordinating volunteer advocates to support people with learning disabilities moving out of long stay hospitals to begin new lives in the community. In 1995 with a grant from the Big Lottery we became an independent charity.
Each year we work with over 600 people with learning disabilities and/or autism as well as older people, supporting them to speak up for themselves and to voice their views, wishes and feelings about issues and decisions that are affecting their lives. We empower and enable people to have more choice and control over their lives and to make any changes they wish to.
We also support and run peer-advocacy services and activities that help people to develop the skills they need to advocate for themselves and others both individually and collectively to campaign for change.
Our work is led by our guiding vision, mission and values which you can learn about here:
SAtA is governed by an independent Board of Trustees who bring a range of skills and experiences in learning disability, advocacy and good governance.
We are proud to have an active Advisory Board of service users who meet regularly to help inform and shape the direction, development and delivery of our services.