Welcome to Avocados Advocacy!
Celebrating our first year as a CIC, we are just starting out with so much experience, knowledge, passion and enthusiasm.
We know that there is so much misunderstanding about this community, so many skills under utilised and if we, as a county, get the support right, we would increase the positive outcomes for more people with care experience and in the process improve life opportunities.
Within our first year we have:
Set up Legal Advocacy services with The University of Exeter Law Clinic and The University of Bristol's Law Clinics, for those 18+ with care experiences and with legal questions. We have also started talking to other university law clinics who are interested in supporting us.
Secured funding for our premises in Paignton. Fully renovated and now open for business, meetings and drop ins!
Secured funding and starting our 16-26 yr old project to promote and create community for people with care experiences in Devon, regardless of local authority.
Legal Advocacy drop in sessions since August 2021.
Avocados merchandise range has started and is being developed to support employability skills projects and any profits going towards our services.
Future goals/ projects:
2022 - 5-15 yr old project work and 26 yr old+ employability project, care packs and more!
We have so many plans and cant wait to share them with you.