The Welsh Government gave money - called a grant - to make advocacy services better for people with a learning disability and people on the autistic spectrum.
BILD, the British Institute of Learning Disabilities is managing the advocacy services grant programme for the Welsh Government.
The grant scheme started in October 2008 and in 2011 BILD was told the scheme would be extended until March 2014.
The Welsh Government gave grant money to19 advocacy groups in Wales. To get some money the groups need to:
- Be independent. This means not working for the health service or local authority: Not providing any community care services for people with a learning disability or autistic spectrum disorder.
- Provide advocacy (or plan to provide advocacy) for people with a learning disability or to people with autistic spectrum disorders.
- Meet the British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD) Advocacy Standards.
- Make up the difference in funding to make sure they cover all of the costs of their project.
The reports below are about the scheme and available for you to download, they are:
The evaluation report shows that the grant scheme has been effective and the grant programme has had a good effect on the lives of lots of people with learning disabilities in Wales.
There is also a list of the advocacy groups in Wales who have been funded by the scheme that you can download.
If you would like any more infomation about the Welsh Advocacy Grants scheme, please contact Gail Pardoe on 01562 723010 or email email@example.com
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