The Department of Health has granted a group of people with learning disabilities £1000 in order to make a film.
Two people of The Suffolk Befriending Scheme are teaming together with media students to make a film about advocacy which will be shown across West Suffolk.
The charity runs a drop in centre which provides support for people with learning disabilities, their friends and carers which is at the Strasbourg Square community centre every Friday from 10am to 3pm and alternate Tuesday evenings.
Shirley Moore, chief executive at the charity said: “Advocacy is about being able to be heard. People with learning disabilities are often overlooked because they lack the confidence or skills to effectively express their opinions. An advocate is simply someone who helps to redress this imbalance of power by helping people to express choice and be involved in decisions hat effect their lives. We want to make people aware of advocacy issues and what support is needed.”
For more information about the project, visit www.suffolkbe-friendingscheme.org.uk or call 01787 371333.