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Give us a call if you are unsure if you or someone you know meets our critera or if you want help filling in our referral form. Otherwise, just fill in a referral form and return it to us. We will acknowledge your referral within five working days and allocate an advocate if the referral meets our criteria within two weeks. An advocate will contact you directly and meet with you to plan the advocacy action plan.

An Advocate
  • Offers to get information on your behalf to help you come to a decision
  • Helps you to explore the pros and cons of a situation
  • Helps you to weigh up your options
  • Supports you to speak up for yourself to say what you want
  • Makes sure you are always at the centre of decisions about you
  • Helps you to feel in control
  • Is independent from service providers, your family or carers so is free to help you work out what is best for you
  • Keeps your confidence (unless there is a risk to you or someone else)

An Advocate does not:

  • Give you advice about what to do
  • Tell you what they think you should do
  • Express their opinion
  • Try to convince you to do something
  • Have a hidden agenda