Community Advocacy

Community Advocacy

An Advocate is an independent professional who can support you to have your voice heard on a particular issue. They can help you to understand a process you are going through and will try to empower you to be independent.

An Advocate Can: 

  • Represent your views and wishes if you find it hard to communicate

  • Help you to make an informed choice and come up with a plan of action

  • Attend meetings and help you to understand what is said

  • Support you to make a complaint

  • Help you to understand important documents

  • Support you to become more independent

  • Be non-judgemental and respectful to you

An advocate can't:

  • Make decisions for you, or tell you what to do

  • Automatically get you the outcome you want

  • Do things for you

  • Respond to a crisis situation

How to make a referral:

The best way to refer yourself or someone else for our advocacy support is to speak to us over the phone on 01508 491210 or send us an email to and we can send you a form to complete.

Email addresses for the different departments you might need are listed below. You can also message us on Facebook Messenger by visiting

Please note that responses to emails and Facebook messages will be dealt with in our usual office opening hours

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