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KAG Advocacy (KAG) is a not-for-profit charity that helps vulnerable people have a say in decisions that affect them and how they live their lives. We do this by providing independent advocacy support at no direct cost to individuals. Advocacy is provided by our specialist employed staff and trained volunteers.
Everything we do is governed by our core beliefs of social justice, self-determination and commitment to the individual. We listen to our clients, understand their needs, ensure they are aware of their rights and provide relevant information. Then, we support them in speaking up for themselves or, where this is not possible, we speak for them.
KAG is able to help in a variety of ways.
Click here to view a range of services we provide, or click on a button to the left or above for details of one topic.
Q P M is the Quality Performance Mark of Action for Advocacy Awarded to KAG in 2012, Q P M is the only national advocacy specific quality assessment system which applies to all forms of one to one advocacy.
Director: Helen Clarke MBE
Helen Clarke was instrumental in establishing Kingston Advocacy Group (KAG) in 1988, while she was a Mental Health Social Worker at Long Grove Hospital in Surrey. Concern for institutionalised individuals being placed back in the community under the then new Care in the Community legislation inspired her to “want to make a difference”. Helen has led KAG to grow and develop into the broad based organisation it is today.
Helen has a Masters Degree in Business Administration and she was honoured with an MBE in 2011 for her work in mental health.
Chairman of the Trustees: Jim Green
Jim Green became Chair of KAG Advocacy in 2011, after two years as a member of the Management Committee. He was a volunteer Citizen Advocate for the previous seven years, working with a range of partners on a variety of issues. Jim’s long career in public sector management includes periods in finance, HR, sales and marketing and on disability issues. He has also worked in education. Jim has a Social Sciences degree and professional qualifications in industrial administration and marketing.Other Trustees: Anne Taylor; Kathy Gardner-Brown; Mike Todd;
John Mandry; RF 'Jim' Green; Richard Mobbs.
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