The Sefton Pensioner's Advocacy Centre is a thriving small charity providing one to one casework advocacy services to older people (aged 60+) in Sefton and surrounding areas. We provide help in a range of areas, from general advocacy to specialist services to support people with a variety of needs. We have a diverse funding base together with rising demand and recognition for our work.
Our purpose is to support older people in Sefton to have their voice heard in decisions affecting their lives. We provide free, independent and confidential advocacy services and promote self-advocacy through our Older People's Forums
Our vision is to ensure that advocacy services are freely available to any and all older people who require them.
Sefton Pensioner's Advocacy Centre (SPAC) was set up in 1995 by a group of local people who felt that older people needed help in getting their views heard.
A management committee of nine, the majority of whom are older people, governs the organisation. They have a wealth of experience in the academic field of ageing, older people's services, business sector, local government and the wider voluntary sector.
Originally staffed entirely by volunteers, we registered as a Charity in 1996 (Registered Charity No 1055951). We now have 9 salaried full and part time staff, along with 20 volunteers involved in advocacy.