Derbyshire Advocacy Service

Supporting people with learning difficulties across Derbyshire

What does it do?

Derbyshire Advocacy Service is an independent advocacy organisation. It is a registered charity that is governed by a management board of trustees who are  volunteers. The service's objectives and activities are to empower and uphold the rights of adults with learning disabilities who live in Derby city and across Derbyshire. 
This is achieved by providing group, citizen and issue based advocacy support for adults with learning disabilities by paid staff and volunteers. The service also provides support for vulnerable adults and juveniles at the time of their arrest in police custody through the Derbyshire Appropriate Adult Service.
Derbyshire Advocacy Service is a joint partner with Derbyshire Mind in the Derbysire Independent Mental Capacity Advocate Service and provides workplace support for Derby City Council's Ambassadors project.

Who it is for?

People with learning disabilities.

Where it is available?

Local service (Erewash, High Peak, Amber Valley, Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derby, Derbyshire Dales, North East Derbyshire, South Derbyshire).

What it costs:

The service is free of charge.

How to access or apply for it:

See contact details above

Additional information:

Also has Chesterfield Office:

The Stephenson Suite
Sheepbridge Business Centre
655 Sheffield Road
S41 9ED
Tel: (01246) 455660


Info last updated:

Kelvin House - Third Floor, London Road, Derby, Derbyshire, DE24 8UP