There are 8 members in our Service User Group.

Find out a little about each of us below:


Sandra O'Keefe

My name is Sandy, I’ve been a member of the Advocacy Matters Wales service user group for 11 years. I like coming to the meetings to mix with different people and to help Advocacy Matters. I live in St Mellons and enjoy cycling and watching sport.


Mike Hill

My name is Mike. I have been coming to the Service User group at Advocacy Matters for about 9 years. I enjoy coming to the meetings to see the other members, and help with the newsletters and our new website. I live in Ely and support Cardiff City Football Club. Bluebirds!


Peter Eames

Let me introduce myself, my name is Peter Eames, and I'm in my seecond year with the service user group at Advocacy Matters. The reason for me joining the group, was I wanted something else to do during the week and wanted to make new friends. I have lots of  hobbies, which range from trains to military bands, and I also enjoy supporting the troops when they return home. I keep the group up to date with events and concerts and will be going to see Bon Jovi this summer.

Veronica Hardy

I'm Veronica, and I've been part of the service user group for about 7 years. I've met lots of friends through the group, and enjoy coming to the meetings to see them, have a cup of coffee and talk about Advocacy Matters. I live in Grangetown, and enjoy bowling, going to the gym and shopping.


John Stevens

My name is John Stevens, and I've been a member of the service user group for about 3 years. I really enjoy coming to the meetings as it gets me out of the house, and we get a chance to help Advocacy Matters. It's good to talk to people and see friends at the group. I live in Splott, and enjoy playing the keyboard and spending time with my family.


Janice Partridge

I'm Janice, and I've been a member of the service user group at Advocacy Matters for almost 3 years. I like coming to the group, because Jo and the other members are very friendly and sociable. I get on well with everyone and enjoy meeting on a Thursday afternoon every fortnight. Coming to the group has given me more confidence, and I like having a say in things that the organisation does, and helping with giving presentations.


 Jo Hurst

I'm Jo, I joined the service user group at the end of 2013 and went along to the Christmas lunch to meet the group. I have enjoyed making new friends and helping with the group's presentations, which has given me lots more confidence. I live in Roath and enjoy going bowling and shopping with friends.


Angela Phillips

I'm Angela and come along to the service user group meetings that are held in the HUB in Barry. It's been great meeting new friends and joining in and talking about issues that affect Advocacy Matters Wales. I live in Barry and enjoy going to clubs and shopping.