Community Winners 2018

Independent Advocacy North East 2018

IANE became a charitable company limited by guarantee in 2012 and provides independent advocacy support.

Independent Advocacy North East (IANE) grew as part of the Tyneside Disability Forum which until 1995 had no independent advocacy representation. IANE became a charitable company limited by guarantee in 2012, and provides independent advocacy support so that vulnerable adults can make their voices heard rather than be advocated for or spoken up for. The charity is determined that individuals and their families can retain as much independence as possible when decisions are made that affect them directly, whether it be in a tribunal case, housing issue or more generally about their health and wellbeing.