We sponsor first Outstanding Advocate of the Year Award

On the 12th October, at the first National Advocacy Awards, I was really thrilled to be able to present this to a very special and inspirational young woman.

Rachel Butt is a Senior Advocate at Impetus. She is a law graduate with 5 years’ experience advocating for parents with learning difficulties. Impetus is an independent organisation delivering a range of services aimed at improving the wellbeing and quality of life of vulnerable adults across Brighton.

It is so important to focus on essential work undertaken by a variety of advocates.

This was followed by the National Advocacy Conference attended by nearly 300 people at the NEC.

Great day. Watch out for it next year. It was attended by a variety of advocacy supporters including Baroness Finlay.

Peter Edwards