We have great news at SEA!

SEA – Services for Empowerment and Advocacy, have been awarded 6 months funding to provide a new Advocacy and Participation Service for vulnerable people in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

With this funding SEA will be able to:

  • Help more vulnerable people get their voices heard and their needs met.
  • Provide impartial support from experienced Advocates to help individuals navigate through often complex systems.
  • Assist providers in responding to the very real and current needs of their service users during the pandemic.

Individuals are welcomed to self-refer if they feel they will benefit from having their voice heard and assessments will take place over the phone.

Thank you to The National Lottery Community Fund and the Government for helping SEA reach more people during the pandemic.

To access the service, the criteria is:

  • Homeless or threatened with homelessness or are a vulnerable adult, with either mental health issues, drugs or alcohol dependency.
  • Live within Nottingham, Nottinghamshire.
  • Want to get their voice heard within housing, health or social care.
  • Have been adversely affected by the COVID 19 pandemic.

You can make referrals to 0800 0197 828 or 0115 8456493

Welcome to SEA Participation

SEA (Services for Empowerment and Advocacy) is an independent advocacy and participation service working across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire.  SEA is a social enterprise.

We enable people within housing, health and social care settings to have a voice and participate within the services they receive.  We believe that enabling people to have their say influences change at a grass roots and strategic level.

Our experience has shown us that access to an independent advocacy service can lead to positive results for service users, staff and service providers. Our working practise is firmly based on the concept of “Dialogue not Confrontation” this happens by encouraging and enabling service users to speak up & have their views heard.

Our work with organisations helps them get a clearer understanding of why they want to hear the views of the people that use their services.  We encourage, support & train individuals to get involved with the services they receive.  We endeavour to make people aware of their choices and encourage their involvement at a strategic level.

SEA receive a small amount of funding through the national Building Better Opportunities programme funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Union through its European Social Fund.
Building Better Opportunities provides funding to invest in local projects tackling the root causes of poverty, promoting social inclusion and driving local jobs and growth.

Further information on the work we do can be obtained by clicking the tabs on the right hand side of this page.

“Tell me & I’ll Forget, Show me I may remember, Involve me & I’ll understand”
Please click here to read our COVID-19 statement

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