Stepping Stones to Positivity - Portsmouth
In 2017, we started supporting self-advocates in Portsmouth to set up their own self-advocacy group. We delivered training and provided consultancy and management support. The group started to organise regular meetings for over 30 people, build its membership and set up systems for organising work and campaigns. Stepping Stones to Positivity (SSTP) became a registered charity in 2020.
We continue to act as mentors and advisors as SSTP grows and develops independently. This was a pilot project to test our model for supporting self-advocates to set up user-led self-advocacy groups in their local areas, which can be replicated all over the UK.
To find out more, visit their Facebook page