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People at the conference in Russia

Advocacy Plus goes to Russia

Braving temperatures of 30 degrees below freezing, Irene Kohler, our director and Jan Kendall, our DAN manager, spent a week in February 2011 at the invitation of Age UK, delivering a conference to older people's organisations in Russia to spread the word about Advocacy Plus and how we empower older people.

As yet, advocacy is new to people in Russia, but the conference delegates were very interested in our service and how we benefit older people by giving them a voice, when they would otherwise not be heard.

In fact, some of them are coming in March to see Advocacy Plus in action for themselves

This picture of all the Russian delegates illustrates how important it is to have warm clothing!