ONSIDE Advocacy: we’re on your side
ONSIDE Advocacy is celebrating 25 years of changing lives in Worcestershire and Herefordshire. The charity supports over 4000 local vulnerable people each year by helping them connect with the community and build relationships.
ONSIDE Advocacy is a charity established in 1993, stemming from a belief that everyone has the right to be a valued human being and to be treated in a just and fair manner. The ONSIDE team currently work across Worcestershire and Herefordshire, providing a wide range of support services, protecting their rights, giving them a voice and helping them to connect with their community
In support of this belief, ONSIDE provide a range of support and services to ensure fairness and equality for adults who may be vulnerable, disadvantaged or discriminated against. This includes mental and physical ill health, sensory impairment, learning disability, drug and alcohol misuse, older people, and carers. ONSIDE is funded through a range of sources to maintain its independence and ensure that the support it provides reflects the views and perspective of the people it wishes to help.
Did you know ONSIDE have a cafe in the heart of Worcester city? The café is called Mix and is all about people. Whether that is making sure their customers have the best service and produce possible, or that the people facing disadvantage, who work in our café, get the right support to gain new skills and change their lives.
The Mix team bake high quality homemade food which they then serve in the café, raising money to help the most disadvantaged people in Worcestershire. Why not head over and take a look for yourself? Host a party or business meeting in the heart of the city? Discover Mix café and bakery at: The County Enterprise Building, St Pauls Street, Worcester WR1 2BA or head to: https://www.facebook.com/mixbakeryandcafe/ for more details.
ONSIDE make a difference to the lives of over 4000 people a year through their dedicated team of experienced staff and volunteers recruited, trained and supported to work as advocates, mentors, befrienders and appropriate adults.
You can get involved with ONSIDE in lots of different ways: the team always looking for volunteers and have a wide range of opportunities available, such as being a mentor or an advocate, helping with fundraising and general administration. There are also opportunities for people to provide 1-to-1 support for vulnerable adults on placement at Mix or attending one of their fundraising events.
Coming soon, A Summer Evening of Gin Tasting in collaboration with Majestic Wines at The Bishops Palace in Worcester on 26th July. Tickets cost £30 and include a light buffet, a gin cocktail on arrival, and a tasting sequence of artisan gins accompanied by different botanicals.
If you would like to arrange a fundraising event of your own, ONSIDE challenge you to transform someone’s life by helping to raise vital funds that will be used to support more people across Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Get creative, and rally the support of your friends, family or work colleagues, there are lots of ways to fundraise, see the ONSIDE website for further details: https://www.onside-advocacy.org.uk/ or call 01905 27525 | Check out Onside on Facebook and Twitter.