Refer to Connected Voice Advocacy

How to make a referral

Make a referral to our community services

To make a referral to our community advocacy services for yourself or someone else, please download, complete and return our Community Advocacy referral form*.    

Make a referral to our Gateshead statutory services

We provide the following statutory advocacy services to people in Gateshead:

  • Independent Mental Health Advocate (IMHA)
  • Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA)
  • Independent Care Act Advocate (ICAA)
  • Relevant Person's Representative (RPR)

To make a referral for yourself or someone else in Gateshead to us for Statutory Advocacy download and fill in our Statutory Advocacy Referral Form* and email it to us at

If you would like information about making a referral to our statutory services please go to our Guidance.

*This is a Microsoft Word document that downloads best from Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. If you have difficulty downloading the form please email us at or telephone 0191 235 7013 and we will  email a copy to you.

Make a referral for Spot Contract Advocacy 

We aim to support people whenever we can, so we can arrange bespoke contracts for anyone who falls outside our current project criteria. We offer advocacy on an individually funded basis and can negotiate terms and conditions to suit the person’s needs.

Find out more about the advocacy we can provide you through a Spot Contract

To make a referral, please complete our Spot Contract Referral Form or call 0191 235 7013 to discuss your specific requirements and confirm pricing. 

To find out more

If you would like to find out more about our advocacy support or to discuss making a referral to any of our services, please get in touch in one of the following ways:


Telephone: 0191 235 7013

Post: Third Floor, Higham House, Higham Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AF

Tell us what you think about our services

As well as ask asking for the views of people who use our services, we are also keen to know what other people think including referrers, family members, carers and providers of other organisations that we work alongside. We would be grateful if you could spend a few minutes to share your views on our Advocacy service to help us make improvements and continue to provide an excellent service.