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Non-statutory advocacy for autistic and learning disabled people in Coventry

As we approach the end of 2023 in a UK where life just keeps getting tougher for disabled people, we wanted to share a story of hope from our non-statutory advocacy service in Coventry. This free service will continue to run throughout 2024 and into 2025. Funded by the Henry Smith Charity, ‘Advocacy in Coventry’ […]

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Join Grapevine in conversation online this November

This month we have not one, not two, but three opportunities to join Grapevine in conversation online – starting today! Our deputy CEO Mel Smith and project workers Suzie Crowter and Agatha Devlin are the team members in the ‘hot seat’ during November alongside colleagues from other non-profit organisations around the country. The first event, […]

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Advocacy Awareness Week from a Coventry perspective

This week (6-10 November) is Advocacy Awareness Week, led in the UK by the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi). This year’s theme is ‘What is Advocacy’? And so, our advocates have been taking the opportunity to share how our Coventry service is helping autistic and learning disabled people, aged 17 and over, resolve their […]

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