See below for details of Advocacy services by type.
Under the Care Act 2014, local authorities have a duty to provide independent advocacy for all adults and carers, as part of their own assessment, care planning and care reviews.
Practical support for those emotional distress – or with mental health issues – to make informed choices to represent themselves and access health or social care services.
We provide a statutory service under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 which aims to empower and protect people who lack capacity to make decisions for themselves.
Assisting and supporting adults in making a formal complaint to the National Health Service and Adult Social Services. We will support anyone who feels they cannot initiate or complete a formal complaint.
Our specialist IMCAs work with people who are being deprived of their liberty, by supporting them and representing them through the assessment process and the safeguard of their rights.
The Mental Capacity Act says that people being deprived of their liberty in either care homes or hospitals have a right to a representative to support them and exercise their rights.
Advocates and advocacy providers have been identified as being best placed to undertake the role of a Rule 1.2 Representative, where family members or friends are not willing or able to do so.
A Litigation Friend is a person's voice during any Court proceedings and ensures that the person who may lack capacity is at the centre of all decision making and that their wishes and views are heard.
Advocacy helps to safeguard children and young people. Our Child Advocates can offer help and support to a child or young person when plans are being made for their lives.
We can provide Spot Purchase Advocacy to Local Authorities and Individuals across the UK where no contract exists to provide that particular piece of work.
We have a wide range of expertise in providing a service to people with learning disabilities, mental health issues, people who lack capacity to instruct, carers, people with dementia and many more.
Supporting offenders in Lancashire to ensure their rights, care and support needs are met whilst they are in prison
Veterans' Advocacy supports the health and wellbeing of military personnel, veterans and their families. Our Veteran’s Advocates can help veterans achieve the outcomes that matter to them in their lives.
Seek free and independent advocacy support and advice by coming along to one of our Pop Up events. You don’t need an appointment or to speak to us first; just show up and discuss your health or social care matter with an Advocate free of charge!