Feedback wanted on advocacy services helping vulnerable people have their say

Oxfordshire County Council is inviting people to give their views on advocacy services which help vulnerable people get their voices heard.

The council is holding three public meetings as part of a review of its advocacy services, which support children and adults to have their say on local services such as health, and social care.

Advocates are mostly volunteers, acting on behalf of people who would otherwise find it difficult to speak up for themselves. The council commissions a range of advocacy services through local charities and other organisations. We want to hear what’s working well, what the challenges are and what we might do differently in the future.

The meetings which are free of charge and open to everyone are on:

Wednesday 4 October 2017 – start at 11 am and finish at 1 pm
The Beacon, Portway, Wantage OX12 9BX

Thursday 12 October 2017 – start at 11 am and finish at 1 pm
Banbury Children and Family Centre, Hilton Road, Banbury OX16 0EJ

Thursday 19 October 2017 – start at 6 pm and finish at 8 pm
Wesley Memorial Hall, John Wesley Room, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford

Anyone interested in attending can simply turn up on the day. There is no need to book a place.

If you can’t come on the day but would like to have your say, please complete our short survey which will be available from the 4 October 2017.

To find out more about advocacy services please visit

For further information, email