An advocate is someone who provides support when you need it. An advocate might help you access information you need or go with you to meetings or consultations in a supportive role. You may want your advocate to write letters on your behalf, or speak for you in situations where you don’t feel your voice is being heard.
The advocacy service can be used for anything. For example we can help you talk to your doctor, your employer or your solicitor. We can help you understand what an expert is saying and ensure your wishes are recognised.
Sometimes it is difficult to understand professional jargon. For example when a person goes to a solicitor it can be hard to understand what they are saying and even harder to remember it when leaving the office. Our advocacy can translate this professional jargon into plan English and we can make sure your questions asked and answered in a way that is understandable.
The cost can vary please get in touch and we can discuss the particulars of your individual case.
Our advocacy services can take place anywhere it all depends on the needs of the individual. For example an individual may want an advocate to accompany them to the solicitors or doctors or an advocate may assist an individual in a workplace mediation. We also provide services in an individual’s home for example filling in forms or researching with them.
Yes. We can assure our clients that the service is confidential. There are two exceptions to this rule the first is with regard to child safeguarding if a person discloses information that may be harmful to a child we have an obligation to report it. This is also the case with regard to any harm being caused to an adult. This will be explained in full when you meet with the advocate and these incidents are extremely rare.