Norfolk Advocacy Partnership

Norfolk Advocacy Partnership (NAP) advocates for systems-wide change across Norfolk. We aim to disable barriers for people of protected characteristics, from disability to age and race.

Our Partners are listed below, with a number of them offering Advocacy services on the NCAN Referral System - you can find out more details by clicking on their links below.

If you have any questions about Advocacy in Norfolk, you can contact NAP using the contact form.

Equal Lives

Equal Lives is a user led disability rights organisation working across Norfolk and Suffolk. 100% of our trustees identify as disabled, as do many of our staff. We offer a range of services across our organisation, all designed to empower disabled people, giving them choice and control in their lives

Age UK Norwich

Age UK Norwich work with people aged 50 and older who live in Norwich. They run a wide range of services but the work they deliver as part of the Partnership consists of general advocacy as well as specific support with complaints, financial issues and bereavement.

Age UK Norfolk

Age UK Norfolk offer a range of Community Advocacy services to ensure that older people in Norfolk are supported in having a voice and remaining independent.

Our Advocacy service supports and enables people over 50 to have their voice heard.

Deaf Connexions

Deaf Connexions work with the Deaf community in Norwich, predominantly people whose first language is sign language. They support their clients with managing letters and bills, benefits, housing, complaints, access to services, BSL interpreting, social care and financial issues.


MAP work with young people aged 11-25 who live across Norfolk. As part of the Partnership they deliver advocacy and advice around benefits, housing, young parenting and mental health. They run regular drop-in sessions so that young people can make contact with the service in the way that feels comfortable for them.

Opening Doors

Opening Doors is an organisation that is run by and for people with learning disabilities. They offer advocacy around welfare benefits, housing, healthcare, social care, discrimination, isolation, housing, mental health and they support people to manage risks and safety. They work with people with learning disabilities across Norfolk.

The Bridge +

The Bridge Plus+ is a pan-Norfolk organisation which works with people from ethnic minority and/or migrant backgrounds. They work holistically with their clients but some of the areas in which they advocate for people include welfare benefits, housing and access to services. You can find more details on The Bridge + website.

West Norfolk Deaf Association

West Norfolk Deaf Association (WNDA) works with Deaf people and people with acquired hearing difficulties in the King’s Lynn/West Norfolk area. They offer support around a wide range of issues including welfare benefits, housing and access to services. You can find more details on the WNDA website.

  • 01508 491210
  • Ground Floor, St Vedast House, 5-7 St Vedast Street, Norwich, NR1 1BT

Contact Norfolk Advocacy Partnership