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Our advocacy services provide independent advocacy that empowers people to self advocate, understand their own rights and speak up for themselves, or where necessary provide a professional non-instructed advocacy service alongside other professionals; including in our IMCA services.
We use multi-disciplinary advocates, trained to deliver across a range of advocacy types they
understand where different legislation applies and interacts, and can change their delivery
seamlessly to account for different legal frameworks and different individual needs.
Our independent Advocacy services provide a range of support options, including:
- Person-centred goal-planning using our Advocacy Toolkit; individuals identify their desired outcome for their issue, wider goals for their advocacy journey, and how they can achieve these.
- Issue-based advocacy that raises individuals’ awareness of their rights and entitlements and how to access them.
- A person-centred and empowering approach, including active listening and informed decision making techniques to build on capabilities & skills; empowering individuals to lead on their own issues.
- Self-advocacy training to influence their own care and support.
- Non-instructed approaches including Human Rights, Watching Brief, and Witness/observer techniques; used to advocate effectively for appropriate solutions.
- Creative work to understand non-verbal communication, past/present preferences, advance statements, liaison with involved professionals, carers and relatives and age, gender, cultural/religious backgrounds.
- Partnership and integrated working. Close working with Responsible Clinicians, Care Coordinators/Managers, Social Workers, CMHTs, carers, home/ward managers, key workers and hospital staff.
For more information about our advocacy services, please download our information sheet.