01904 414357 office@yorkadvocacy.org.uk

Our Services

General Advocacy

Our general advocacy service provides professional advocacy in the city of York for people over the age of 18 years, who have a disability, mental ill-health or who are disadvantaged or vulnerable.

This service will:

  • Provide support around areas such as accessing mental health or social care services, accessing housing or dealing with housing issues.
  • General advocates can also help you make a complaint, support with child protection meetings, help to raise concerns around health, social care and other public services and support you to attend meetings to help you advocate for what you want.
  • Provide short-term, issue based advocacy and when required longer term advocacy support in specifically identified circumstances.
  • Will promote self-advocacy supporting both individuals to self-advocate and/or groups of people who are interested in setting up their own self-advocacy forums or groups to have a stronger voice on issues that affect them.
  • Have advocates with the 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.
  • Offer volunteering opportunities for people interested in developing their advocacy skills, interests and knowledge. See Volunteering.

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Confidential Referral Form

If you are wanting advocacy help for yourself, family member or friend please fill in the details below.If you are a professional wanting to make a referral please click here. If you do not complete the referral form we will not be able to progress your referral.

If referring on behalf of someone else, please include your name and contact details in the notes section.



Use this confidential referral form to join York Advocacy Hub, alternatively download and print this word version and send it to:

York Advocacy Hub
30 Clarence Street
YO31 7DE
Tel: 01904 414357


Learning Disability Self Advocate Forum

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