Asist Advocacy Services

Advocacy services for people in Staffordshire

What does it do?

Advocacy is about enabling people who have difficulty speaking out to speak up and make their own, informed, independent choices about decisions that affect their lives.

Asist offers people support through our core Generic Advocacy Project and a number of specialist projects including BME, Transition, Resettlement and Acute Wards services. Asist also provides the Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy service (IMCA) and the Independent Mental Health Act Advocacy service (IMHA) support in Staffordshire.

Asist is nationally recognised for developing, writing and promoting the Watching Brief guidance which outlines the core principles that underpin all Non-Instructed Advocacy support services across the UK.

Who it is for?

Advocacy services for people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and/or mental health issues.

Where it is available?

Local service (East Staffordshire, Lichfield, South Staffordshire, Stafford, Staffordshire Moorlands, Stoke-on-Trent, Tamworth, Cannock Chase, Newcastle-under-Lyme).

How to access or apply for it:

See detailed contact information.

Additional information:

What an advocate can do:
Advocacy is about what you want and your views

Your advocate will:

  • Listen to you
  • Help you to find information about the things that affect you
  • Talk to people who make decision, like social workers and doctors
  • Support you while you think about what you want to do
  • Support you in making your own choices and decisions about the things that are important to you
  • Attend meetings with and help you take part


Info last updated:

Winton House Stoke Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 2RW