AdvocacyAdvocacy service for people in Andover area
What does it do?
What is advocacy?
Advocacy is about helping people to have their say. It can help you to:
- take greater control of decisions which affect you
- express your wishes, needs and opinions
- get access to resources and information.
What is an advocate?
An advocate is a person who delivers the advocacy service. This means they will work directly with you; they will always put you first and they will help you to help yourself. All of our advocates are fully trained volunteers.
Some of the things our advocates do include:
- supporting you to complete forms or prepare a will
- helping you to make decisions about housing such as, moving into a care home or supported housing
- helping you to develop a budget
- supporting you to access advice on benefits and legal issues
- accompanying you to meetings
- making sure you know your rights
Who it is for?
Andover Mind’s advocacy service is free and confidential. It is available to all vulnerable people aged 18+ in the local area.