Advocacy Conference 2019!

Our Friends over at Black Belt Advocacy have got 2 days of amazing events lined up for the 30th and 31st October.  We hope to see lots of you there!


Special Interest Groups – Wednesday October 30th 2019  3pm-5pm

Hilton Hotel Birmingham NEC, Cost – free!!

A special interest group is a coming together of people within a community who have a shared interest in advancing a specific area of knowledge or practice.  The members of the group cooperate with one another to explore problems and produce solutions.

A total of 4 special interests will run concurrently on Wednesday 30th Oct to explore the following topics:

Liberty Protection Safeguards – what do we need to do to get ready?

Mental Health Act Review – where are things at and what is on the horizon?

Equalities and Advocacy – what do we need to do to improve?

Data collection – why is there is no national system to collect advocacy data and what do we think should happen?

These are the topic groups that the Leader’s in Advocacy Network are focusing on and so this a great opportunity to contribute to those ongoing discussions!

We believe that by coming together we are better placed to find solutions and shape the future direction of advocacy.  If you want to be involved, please join us.

To book your place, please email


Annual Advocacy Awards – Wednesday 30th October 2019

Hilton Hotel, Bham NEC, Tickets £45 + VAT

Celebrate the very best in advocacy.  The evening will begin with welcome drinks at 6.30pm, a 3 course dinner at 7.30pm and then final announcements about each winner in the six award categories.   Join us for a relaxing and celebratory evening.  Gail Petty is on this year’s judging panel and is certain that it is going to be a night full of inspiration and celebration!

Find out more here

Book individual tickets or email for group of 8, 10 or 12


National Advocacy Conference: Be a Force for ChangeThursday 31st October 2019

Birmingham NEC, Tickets £150 + VAT (3 for 2 offer available)

Join advocacy colleagues and friends to reflect on the challenges and opportunities facing advocacy stall. Hear from people with lived and learnt experience to gain more knowledge, skill and motivation!

Catch up with the latest Advocacy Awareness Week news at the QPM stall and share your impact stories.

Visit the conference website for further details.