VITAL (then BAMHAG) can be found talking in the Radio 4 interview about the value of local services as an expert by experience provider and the struggle faced as a result of the local authority commissioning decision in 2018 here. 

                                                                       

As an organisation we have continued to support people who are unable to get access to advocacy due to gaps and inaccessibility in local provision, and / or have no statutory rights. We also provided user led support and training for people in and around self-care and self-advocacy as well as talks and presentations about mental health and mental health and employment.