BILD has worked in partnership with many advocacy groups in delivering the English and Welsh
advocacy grant programmes. The end of the English programme has left many advocacy groups vulnerable to a lack of funding, especially self advocacy groups.
BILD has benefitted from setting up Build for the Future
an advisory group drawn from six advocacy organisations that make sure that our work addresses the issues that are important to them.
"people actually listen, years ago no-one listened"
“Four decades ago people with learning disabilities were amongst the most powerless people in society. It was unthinkable that people with learning disabilities would be speaking out and organising themselves to seek better living situations, social and political equality, and decent paid jobs. With support from advocacy and self advocacy organisations, people with learning disabilities have gained the confidence to speak up and make changes.”
, Our Way Self Advocacy
“Never in a million years did I think my son would ever live away from home let alone ever have a girlfriend, now he is engaged and getting married!”
“I feel stronger because now I am given the chance to say how I feel and people actually listen, years ago no-one listened”