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Different types of Advocacy (Click on PDF for Forms/Information)


  • Exercise your rights under the Mental Health Act 1983

  • Express your views about your care and treatment

  • Make a complaint about your care or treatment

  • Interview, or meet the person if possible

  • Talk to professionals– paid carers and other people who can give information about the person’s wishes and feelings, beliefs and values.

  • Access relevant records

  • Provide short-term, issue based advocacy and when required longer term advocacy support in specifically identified circumstances.

  • Have specialist skills and training required to understand the needs of, and work with, the diverse range of people likely to access the service, for example mental ill-health and learning disabilities

  • Care Act Advocacy - people are legally entitled to have an independent advocate to support them to understand and participate in their health and social care assessments, support plans, reviews or safeguarding enquiries. This can be for assessments for your own care needs, or for your needs as a carer

Advocacy explained - easy read
Types of Advocacy explained

Who can refer to the Advocacy Hub?

The Advocacy Hub may receive referrals from but not limited to the following:

  • Doctors

  • Nurses involved in their medical treatment

  • Care Managers

  • Community Nurses

  • Housing Organisations

  • Voluntary Agencies

  • Self Referral

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