Independent Advocacy Service

What does it do?

The role of a Help & Care independent advocate depends on your situation and the support you want. Independent advocates are there to support you.  Advocates help to ensure your rights are upheld and that your views, wishes and needs are heard, respected and acted upon. 

An independent advocate works on your instructions. They are independent of the local council, the NHS, social services or any other official organisation. They are trained to have your best interests in mind and will therefore remain independent of any person from official organisations.

Our team of independent advocates will work closely with you to find out what is important to you and what you want to change about your life. They can help you to find out all the available options to help you to make an informed choice, say what you want and achieve your goals, secure your rights and represent your interests and get the services you need.