Advocacy Service

Advocacy service for older people in Shropshire

What does it do?

Later years can sometimes bring unwelcome changes in lifestyle due to poor health and reduced mobility. Growing dependence on others can lead to a loss of confidence and privacy.

Some people feel they no longer have control over their own lives, decisions are made for them and they are not given real choices. Those without close family or friends may feel particularly vulnerable. An advocate can help you feel more in control.

The service

Our advocacy service is independent and trustworthy. Advocacy officers work with a team of trained volunteers who will give information to older people enabling them to make decisions which affect their lives.

Our volunteers will help and support an older person on a one-to-one basis. When necessary the volunteer will contact statutory agencies and other organisations on an older person's behalf.

We can help with issues concerning:

  • housing
  • residential and nursing homes, either helping to understand the funding and assessment procedure, or challenging issues when residents and their families disagree with decisions made by authorities
  • utilities such as water, gas and electricity

Who it is for?

Older people in the county of Shropshire.

Where it is available?

Local service (South Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Bridgnorth, North Shropshire, Oswestry, Shrewsbury and Atcham).

What it costs:

Contact the organisation for more information.

How to access or apply for it:

See contact details above

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Info last updated:

19/04/2016