Need support to speak up? Do you know where to turn for help if you struggle to be heard? Would you like support to understand your rights and make decisions about health and social care?
Advocacy is free, independent support to involve you in decisions about your health, care and wellbeing.
An advocate is an independent professional who is on your side. They can support you to have your say and know your rights. Advocates don’t work for the council, the NHS, or care providers. You don’t need to pay for an advocate. At VoiceAbility, advocates can help you do things for yourself and support you to make your own decisions. They can:
- Listen to what you think about what’s happening to you
- Help you say what you want and don’t want
- Help you understand information about your situation
- Explain your options
- Plan with you about what to do next.
To find out more about advocacy for you or someone you know is eligible to receive advocacy support, or to make an enquiry or referral, contact Voiceability by telephone, email or visit their website.