Advocacy

Advocacy 

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.

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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2 Records in Advocacy filtered by Location "SE1".

  • Lighthouse South London (THT)

    14 - 15 Lower Marsh, Waterloo, London, SE1 7RJ

    Telephone: 020 7803 1660

    Description: Lighthouse South London is an advice and advocacy service for people diagnosed HIV+ and those affected by HIV provided by Terrence Higgins Trust (THT).

  • Rethink Mental Illness

    89 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7TP

    Telephone: Advice and general enquiries: 0300 5000 927 or 020 7840 3188

    Description: Rethink Mental Illness is a national voluntary organisation which campaigns on behalf of, and provides support to, people with a severe mental illness, their family and carers.