Due to the success of the De Café: Our Stories booklet, I was delighted to be involved in producing this ‘Advocacy Stories’ booklet. I worked alongside Lyndsey in collating stories by interviewing service users. Listening to each story was an enlightening experience.
I was aware of the role an advocacy worker plays but was amazed at the never ending support and assistance the advocacy worker gave to each person. Everyone’s story is unique and individual to them but the common thread throughout is the role the advocacy worker plays in each case.
Throughout my time working on this booklet I have gained a greater knowledge and understanding of the difference advocacy can make but most of all I have enjoyed listening to the stories of each service user, knowing there was a successful ending in each case.