What kind of help is provided?

A financial advocate can help with:

  • Completing local authority financial assessment forms
  • Provide information and advice on how to access financial support services
  • Completing the following forms: Blue Badge, Attendance Allowance and Personal Independence Payment
  • Providing advocacy assistance required where an individual appears to be the victim of financial abuse

A financial advocate won’t make decisions for you but will provide you with clear information so you can decide for yourself.

At SOS Advocacy Hub our Financial Advocates support and enable people to:

Express their views and concerns

A really important part of what we do is getting to know the people we support and listening to what they want. We do this by taking the time to find out what is important to the people we support. For some people, having someone who is there just for them can be really empowering. Others might not be able to communicate or take part in every aspect of a decision, but our advocates can make sure that everyone who is important to them is involved in making decisions so that we get the best possible outcome.