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PACTT

Peer Advocacy Changing Things Together (PACTT) is one of the best advocacy projects for adults with learning disabilities in the country. It is small but its importance has already been recognised nationally and internationally. PACTT has presented at conferences in New York and Acapulco and in various parts of the UK as well as its home base of Merseyside.

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We use the experiences gained by our Peer Advocates in a world where those with a learning disability are often denied basic rights (to education, independence, meaningful relationships etc) and often because of the over-protective nature of their families/carers and the system. They pass on these experiences by working alongside self advocates on our Jigsaw Programme, by supporting them to travel independently on public transport and by befriending those who are or were on the Jigsaw Programme and are unable for whatever reason to develop friendships easily. In addition: they give lectures on Disability Awareness to mainstream students at local Universities and Colleges.; they work with children in transition from Special Schools to adult services to achieve their life choices and they present and run workshops at major inclusion conferences locally, nationally and internationally.

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