Our General Advocacy Service can support if you have a disability, mental ill-health or are disadvantaged or vulnerable and are finding it difficult to put your views across, or feel you aren’t being listened to, in relation to issues such as accessing services and making complaints.
NHS Complaints Advocacy Service can support anyone to make a formal complaint about the treatment or care that they, a friend or family member have received from an NHS service.
IMHA’s help you understand your rights if you are sectioned under the mental health act. They can help you appeal your section, get Section 17 leave, ensure you understand your rights while you are sectioned and attend meetings with you or on your behalf.
Care Act advocates support people to have their rights upheld and a voice around their social care processes such as care assessments, care and support planning and safeguarding
An IMCA is there for people who lack capacity under the mental capacity act. For example someone with dementia, or a learning disability. An IMCA helps make sure the mental capacity act laws are followed and that professionals are working in someone’s best interest around specific decisions such as serious medical treatment, changes of accommodation and safeguarding.
Relevant Person’s Representatives are appointed under Deprivation of Liberty legislation to ensure people in care homes who may be deprived of their liberty have a right to challenge this, and are receiving care that is the least restrictive needed.