Wednesday, March 21, 2018
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Writing letters to people can be a great way to get your opinions noticed, provide feedback, or share information.  Another great benefit to writing letters is that you can take your time and really think about and prepare what you are going to say.

Who might I write to?

Some examples of who you might want to write a letter to:

  • Family members
  • Friends
  • Doctors
  • Community members/ businesses
  • Carers/social workers


What goes in a letter?

Your contact details – your address. You might like to include your email address or phone number as well

Contact details of the person you are writing to. You might need to make a phone call to find out who the best person is.

The content of the letter – this could be clear, and concise (to the point):
Before you start writing identify your issue/s: Use the Self-advocacy Step by Step plan (2.3) to help you work out what you are writing about. It’s also good to think about what actions or changes you would like made.
If you want to use dot points to make your letter shorter and clearer you can.

If there is additional information to include you can add copies of other documents in with your letter (don’t send originals!). Mention you have included them and why.

Make sure you sign and date your letter and keep a copy of it in your files.

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