Providing independent advocacy and support

What does it do?

Advonet delivers independent advocacy. Advocacy is taking action to help people say what they want, secure their rights, represent their interests and obtain services they need. Advocates work in partnership with the people they support and take their side.

We also support providers of advocacy with information and training. 

Who it is for?

People who live in the Leeds Metropolitan district who feel they are being ignored, overlooked or treated badly, particularly when having health and social care decisions made about them. Our services include delivering independent advocacy for:
* People who lack capacity to make critical decisions (IMCA)
* People experiencing mental health distress and dementia, including people who are detained under the Mental Health Act (IMHA)
* Care Act advocacy
* People who live in Leeds wanting support with NHS complaints 
* People from BME communities requiring culturally sensitive, bilingual support
* People with learning disabilities
* Older people including a service specifically for older African and Caribbean elders
* People with physical or sensory impairment

Where it is available?

Local service (Leeds).

What it costs:

The service is free.

How to access or apply for it:

Please ring 0113 244 0606 to make a referral or if you require any information about advocacy. Alternatively you can email or text 07397 939 820.

What to expect then:

After you have made a referral or enquiry, an advocate will ring you to talk to you and make an appointment to see you. They will either empower you to represent yourself or provide support to ensure your view is heard.

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