An advocate is an independent person with suitable training and experience who can speak for you and express your views when you find it difficult to do so yourself. They will also help make sure you understand what is happening. The advocate’s only role is to help you be involved and make sure your voice is heard. They work independently of the council.
The council must make sure everyone with care and support needs is fully involved in decisions that shape their lives. Some people might have help from a family member or friend. For others, if there is no family member or friend to help and they have substantial difficulty being involved, the council will arrange an independent advocate to help.
- Find out more about independent advocacy and who qualifies
There are also other types of advocacy, such as Independent Mental Capacity Advocates (IMCAs) for people who lack the mental capacity to make decisions, and Independent Mental Health Advocates (IMHAs) for people with mental ill health. You can also find other services here that can advocate for people in a less formal way. There is also group advocacy, where people put across their shared views together, which could be through a support group, a service user forum or another similar group.
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2G Leroy House 436 Essex Road London , N1 3QP
Telephone: 0800 999 5428 (Domestic Violence Helpline) , 0207 704 2040 (Anti-violence Advice line)
Description: Galop is a national charity that provides support and advice to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people who have experienced hate crime, sexual violence or domestic abuse.
2A Leroy House, 436 Essex Road, London, N1 3QP
Telephone: 020 7359 5767 (advice helpline), 020 7359 6242 (office)
Description: Stonewall Housing provides supported housing, advice and advocacy for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities in London.