Community Advocacy

Well, they do a cracking job

We provide a range of Community Advocacy services, funded by contracts and grants. These are different to our Statutory Advocacy services (which are provided as a right under legislation).


Health and Care Advocacy

We are commissioned by Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group to provide advocacy support for adults with health and social care needs in Newcastle and Gateshead.

Do you belong to one or more of the following groups?

  • Ethnically minoritised (read about why we use this term)
  • Mental health needs
  • Learning disabilities
  • Physical disabilities
  • Over 55 years old
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and/or Transgender

Supporting adults in Newcastle and Gateshead, we can help you:

  • Get the health and social care services you need
  • Have your views and wishes heard
  • Understand your rights
  • Find information
  • Deal with letters and phone calls
  • Prepare for meetings
  • Keep safe from abuse

Case study: Read about how our Advocates supported Liam in a safeguarding investigation


Hate Crime Advocacy

Have you experienced hate crime or been targeted because of your race, religion, sexual orientation, disability or transgender identity? 

This service is for anyone affected by hate crime who is aged 16 or over, and lives in Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland, North or South Tyneside, or Northumberland.

Go to our Hate Crime Advocacy page to find out more.


Help Through Crisis

Help Through Crisis works with anyone living in Newcastle who is experiencing crisis and hardship. 

Go to our Help Through Crisis page to find out more.


If you would like to make a referral for yourself or someone else to any of our Community Advocacy services please go to our Referral section

Don't worry if you're not sure which service you need - we'll advise you. Just make a referral or contact us in the following ways:


Telephone: 0191 235 7013


Please note we are not able to provide Welfare Rights advice. You can search for Welfare Rights and Money Advice services: