AIMS at #AAW21

AIMS at #AAW21

in Events November 11, 2021

Our contribution to the NDTi’s Advocacy Awareness Week 2021

Last week, the NDTi (National Development Team for Inclusion) ran their annual Advocacy Awareness Week Campaign. The theme for this year was #AdvocacyinAction. To remind people about what advocacy is, how it works best and how it has already helped people in our communities to live their lives. During the campaign, each day was themed around a different principle from the Advocacy Charter: Clarity of Purpose, Independence, Empowerment, Person Led, Equality and Diversity, Accessibility, Accountability, Confidentiality, Safeguarding and Supporting Advocates.

Advocacy services from across England, Wales and Scotland were invited to contribute stories, videos and images to raise awareness of independent advocacy in their own communities and to wider audiences. AIMS Advocacy has taken part in Advocacy Awareness Week over the past few years and were excited to get involved again! We created two videos, one stop motion that shows #AdvocacyinPractice in Scotland and an audio-visual piece made by our AIMS Creative group…


An Introduction to Independent Advocacy: A Stop Motion!!

Our first go at using stop motion animation in our information materials, this video aims to give people a quick overview of Independent Advocacy in Scotland. It aims to show what Advocacy is, why independence is so important and how independent advocacy is supported by legislation in Scotland. 


 Can You Hear Me? Conversations on Advocacy by AIMS Creative

 The AIMS Creative group wanted to create their own work as part of Advocacy Awareness Week 2021. In our remote group sessions, we have been having structured discussions around language and communication. We created a word cloud based on these conversations, and then used the word cloud to inspire us to make short written works about the importance of these themes in advocacy. We then layered these with sounds we’ve recorded to create a sound and video piece that reflects our feelings about advocacy.


 We hope you enjoy the videos and remember to head to NDTi’s twitter page (HERE) to see the other powerful ideas and stories put forward through the Advocacy Awareness Week 2021 campaign!