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Empowering Voices, Transforming Lives

Services for Empowerment and Advocacy are an independent advocacy and participation service working across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire enabling people to speak up and make decisions about their housing, health and care services. 

Our services are independent and confidential and our advocates support people with lived experience to have a say on the issues that matter to them. 

Our Mission

SEA focuses on supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged people by talking about their needs and experiences. SEA enable people’s views and experiences to shape and influence services in their own communities, and to inform practice and policy locally. This is made possible by working with people and services through the provision of advocacy and participation activities. We promote social justice by identifying and addressing disadvantage, discrimination, and inequality.

Diverse Experiences

Recognising and respecting peoples experiences allows for a more comprehensive understanding of their issues and challenges they face while using services.

Inclusivity

Listening to individuals helps ensure that all voices are heard, including those from marginalised or underrepresented groups. Promoting a more inclusive and equitable approach to change through advocacy.

Tailored Solutions

Understanding and valuing the individuality of each person allows for the development of solutions that match to their specific needs, making the changes more effective and relevant.

Respect

Acknowledging individuality demonstrates respect for each person's autonomy, dignity, and worth. It fosters a culture of appreciation for diversity & experience.

Our Services

Advocacy

Advocacy is taking action to help people say what they want, secure their rights, represent their interests and obtain the services that they need.

Participation &
Co-production

Meaningful participation ensures that service users are provided with an opportunity to have a voice that can lead to real, sustainable change.

Rough Sleeper Initiative

RSI is a collaboration between service providers to assist in the prevention, intervention and recovery of homelessness.

Get Involved

Our volunteers tell us how much they enjoy being involved with the charity and make a real difference to people’s lives and careers.  

Volunteering can offer you a fantastic opportunity to meet new friends, gain skills and experience, improve your health and wellbeing and importantly share your lived experience and make a difference.  We believe the people we work with who bring their lived experience play a vital role in providing feedback, information, suggestions and sharing their experience with us. In order that we maximise this mutual relationship and so that our volunteers feel fully supported in their roles, we have a range of learning and support materials to help.

Please contact us for an information pack.

Our People

Get In Touch

Donate

Whether you’re a business looking to support a meaningful cause, or an individual driven by a desire to make a difference, we welcome the opportunity to discuss how your donation can best align with our mission. Your contribution, big or small will have a huge impact and help us enrich the lives of people we work with.

Please feel free to reach out to us on info@seaparticipation.org.uk or 0800 019 7828