We are an independent charity that supports isolated/excluded/vulnerable adults by:

  • Empowering them to make informed choices
  • Challenging barriers to access appropriate care and support
  • Advocating for people without judgement and according to their expressed needs and beliefs
  • Representing the views or wishes of those who lack capacity, or have communication difficulties
  • Safeguarding people’s rights to help them improve their quality of life

What is advocacy?

Advocacy is taking action to help people:

  • Express their views and wishes
  • Secure their rights
  • Have their interests represented
  • Access information and services
  • Explore choices and options

We provide advocacy to people who, because of disability, illness, social exclusion and other challenges, find it difficult to express their views or get the support they need.

Types of advocacy that we provide:

  • Care Act Advocacy
  • Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy
  • Independent Mental Health Act Advocacy
  • Community Advocacy
  • Financial – safeguarding related
  • Benefit applications / Tribunals
  • NHS Complaints

We Will:

  • Promote and support individuals’ independence
  • Develop awareness of the importance of independent advocacy among service providers and the general public
  • Demonstrate a commitment to working in partnership with clients and service providers, and/or other professionals, to help improve the individual’s quality of life