What We Do
We provide a range of support and services for adults who may be vulnerable, disadvantaged, discriminated against or excluded. This includes people experiencing mental or physical ill health, sensory impairment and learning difficulties as well as those affected by dementia, frailty in older age, drug or alcohol misuse or who have caring responsibilities.
Our services are designed to ensure that everyone has a voice and a say in decisions affecting their lives and that they have access to the services and support they need to enable them to live the best life possible. We focus on making sure people are seen and treated as individuals and their needs and wishes are fully respected.
Advocacy is a way of supporting people to ensure they have their voice heard and their views and wishes are listened to.
Onside Advocacy provides skilled and trained advocates to offer practical and proactive guidance and support to ensure people facing disadvantage are treated fairly as citizens, have equal rights within all aspects of their lives and have access to the right services.
Community Services aims to encourage community involvement and the personal development of people engaging in projects.
Onside Community Services provides mentoring support to enable people facing exclusion or isolation through disability, mental ill health or age to become part of their communities, more involved in leisure and social opportunities, learning and education, volunteering and with stronger social networks.
Appropriate Adults are independent people trained to ensure vulnerable adults detained by the police are treated fairly and not disadvantaged as a result of their vulnerability.
Onside Appropriate Adult service provides support to people who are vulnerable, often as a result of learning disabilities and mental ill health, to safeguard their rights and welfare if they are detained in police custody.