New vision for Morecambe

Tuesday, 3 December 2019 New vision for Morecambe

On Monday 18 November, Stanleys Community Centre, Advocacy Focus and Better Together held an event in the West End of Morecambe, the vision for the event was to promote self-advocacy and the importance of advocacy within local communities.

The day started with introductions from Anji Stokes, Esther Nimmo and Robyn Thomas, then the day carried on with Advocacy focus who took over the first half of the afternoon and gave a description about what they do and what advocacy can bring to a community.

The main aim of the event was to put across to professionals that self-advocacy can be a huge part of people’s progress in life and can without a doubt can change someone’s life.

The team from Stanleys and Advocacy Focus created a toolkit which can be used by each person in different circumstances whether it’s a meeting with the council or a consultation at the doctors.

Alison Scott, Lead Nurse Clinical Engagement, UHMBT said: “If people can be truly supported to self-advocate the principles of ‘Bay Health and Care Partners’ delivering ‘Better Care Together’ can be enhanced and the people who need access to care and support need knowledge, skills and self-confidence to speak for themselves and truly be heard."

Stanleys were a big involvement in the process as they have the vision to become the local advocacy hub within Morecambe and Lancaster and give the correct knowledge, skills and confidence to people so they can begin to self-advocate themselves.

For more information on the topic please contact Robyn Thomas on 01524 410076 or email her at


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