Independent Living Advocacy
promoting the empowerment of disabled people

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ILA promotes the empowerment of disabled people.

Empowerment is the process of supporting disabled people to take control for themselves.

Advocacy is speaking up for yourself or another person to secure rights, meet needs or support people to make informed choices.

Advocacy makes sure a person's voice is heard, that their needs are met and they get the services they want and need, that they know their rights and have information to make informed choices.    

ILA works within the Social Model of Disability and independent living principles. The Social Model of Disability is a model developed by disabled people themselves. The model looks at disability in terms of the barriers in society which stop disabled people from participating in society on equal terms with non-disabled people. 

Our service is available free of charge to Service Users throughout Essex (excluding the unitary authorities of Southend on Sea and Thurrock).

Advocacy can be provided in other areas, but a charge  will be made for the Service  and is dependent upon Advocates being available to provide the Service.

To obtain our services for a client/friend/refer yourself you will need to create a referral on :

-   -  for formal issues

If we feel we are unable to assist you/the client, we will endeavour to signpost you to an organisation who would be able to assist.

 New mailing address:

PO Box 12503


Essex CM8 9DL

OFFICE NUMBER - 02081232938