An independent charity for people with learning disabilities

What we do at LSU

We offer support to people with learning disabilities to make sure their voices are heard and they are given any help they need to navigate some of the complex aspects of life.

What is advocacy?

“Advocacy is taking action to help people say what they want, secure their rights, represent their interests and obtain services they need. Advocates and advocacy schemes work in partnership with the people they support and take their side. Advocacy promotes social inclusion, equality, and social justice.” Action for Advocacy

“Advocacy means to speak up for someone. Most of us at some time in our lives speak up for others or hope that someone will speak up for us when we need support. There are some groups of people who may need more help than others. This is the case for people with learning disabilities because they are at risk of being ignored.” Bild: British Institute of Learning Disabilities

An Advocate is someone on your side to:

Find out who works at LSU and more about what people do.

three of lewisham speaking up's clients giving thumbs up to the camera; behind them is a sign with the LSU logo
group of people sitting in a circle chatting
three self advocates - two female, one male - sitting at a table viewing something on a laptop, which is being pointed to by Marsh, a member of the LSU team, standing up. There are print outs on the table

How LSU can help:

1-2-1 Advocacy

Get help to speak up about a problem or issue
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Speaking Up for yourself and your rights
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Health Advocacy

Speaking Up on learning disability and health
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Helping you to understand equal rights
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