Advocacy in Barnet works to champion the right of every individual to be at the centre of decisions that affect them and to challenge poor and discriminatory practice.
For many people, applying for PIP is an unnerving experience; the questions on the required forms are COMPLEX and the assessment process a daunting prospect. Yet the application form content and assessment are the basis for the award decision. Unfamiliarity and lack of information can leave you feeling unable to clearly represent your situation, often when at your most vulnerable. Over the past twenty years, we have repeatedly seen the difference that having a voice and understanding can make. It makes the difference between being in control and having your needs respected and, being ignored.
We are free, independent and confidential and recruit and train volunteers from the local community to help support applicants to best represent themselves in obtaining Personal Independence Payments.
Our volunteers have an understanding of local issues and a vested interest and passion for ensuring quality care in their community.
We are immensely proud of the work we do, for the professionalism and expertise of our volunteers. We listen to what people who use our services have to say and are constantly striving to improve what we do to ensure that no-one is left out. We have been recognised at the highest level with the Queens Award to Voluntary Organisations for past projects we have completed.