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An advocate is someone who can help you to understand processes like assessments, safeguarding or Continuing Healthcare (CHC) applications.

They can help you to communicate your views and wishes, or they can speak on your behalf, if appropriate.

An advocate is always on your side.  An advocate will support you to have the rights and services that you are entitled to.

Types of advocacy

There are different types of advocacy, including:

  • Care Act 2014 advocacy
  • issues-based advocacy
  • Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA)
  • carers advocacy
  • Continuing Health Care (CHC) advocacy
  • NHS complaints advocacy
  • mental health advocacy
  • advocacy for the armed forces community (AFC) under the Armed Forces Covenant.

There are many more independent advocacy services not paid or provided for by ourselves which can be found in our directory.