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Notice: Cost of Living Support Scheme

New self-advocacy group meetings in north Powys

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4 March 2020

A woman in a motorised wheelchair pointing to her thought bubble
Self-advocacy groups have been set up in the Newtown, Welshpool, Machynlleth and Caersws areas by the charity Dewis, which are meeting once a month over Zoom.

They are open to anyone over the age of 18, who:

  • Has a learning disability
  • Has a physical disability
  • Has a sensory impairment
  • Is vulnerable due to their age
  • Is an unpaid carer
  • Or has an assessed need (including autism, ADHD, dementia or an acquired brain injury)

Self-advocacy is about speaking up for yourself and letting others know how you feel. It is also about knowing your rights and getting your voice heard.

Online Zoom meeting dates:

  • Newtown, second Wednesday of every month, 4.30-6pm
  • Welshpool, first Thursday of every month, 5.30-7pm
  • Machynlleth, fourth Friday of every month, 4-5.30pm
  • Caersws, third Wednesday of every month, 6.15-7.30pm

For more information and to access the Zoom meeting links, IDs and passcodes, visit the Dewis website: https://www.dewiscil.org.uk/advocacy-groups

For help to join a meeting or any additional information phone Nicola at Dewis on 01443 827930, extension 31, or email: nicola.benney@dewiscil.org.uk

This service is being funded by Powys County Council.