Service Users and Carers

SEA is an independent Advocacy and Participation service.

We enable people within Housing, Health and Social Care settings to have a voice and participate within the services they receive.

We support and train individuals to get involved, endeavouring to make people aware of their choices and encouraging their involvement at a strategic level as we believe this leads to real sustainable change.



SEA work alongside local Universities to develop and deliver activities which provide social work students with an opportunity to learn from people who have lived experience, developing the practical skills and knowledge of students in an inclusive and informative manner.

Our experience has shown us that access to an independent Advocacy service leads to positive results for participants, staff and service providers. Our working practice is based on the concept of “Dialogue not Confrontation” this happens by encouraging and enabling participants to speak up and have their views heard.

For further information contact:

Nick Parr

Get In Touch

General Enquiries

For general Teaching Partnership enquiries, please email the Project Manager for the D2N2 Teaching Partnership, Catherine Williams

News & Events

Having an effective and vibrant partnership depends on everyone taking part – it’s about communication, about sharing, and about YOU! We’re really keen to get as many people as possible involved in our work, to share what they’ve learned, what they’re doing, and what they think

So, here’s your chance to tell us about:

  • a new piece of research you’ve discovered
  • a new project that you’re working on
  • some new training that you’ve undertaken
  • a conference you’ve heard about, or attended
  • anything else that your social work colleagues, or students, might be interested in.
  • Simply drop an email to, including “T.P.” in your email title.

If you have a query about any of our events, you can email:

Practice Education

We have eight Practice Educator Leads, who you can contact if you want to know more about practice education – they are based within each of our employer organisations, as detailed below:

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