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Ealing Community Advocacy

If you live in Ealing and need support from our Independent Advocates, we can help.

Our advocates are known as Independent Advocates.  

What is advocacy?

We all know how frustrating it can be when people aren’t listening to us. Unfortunately, having a mental health problem can sometimes mean it’s even harder to have your opinions and ideas taken seriously by others.

This can be very difficult to deal with, especially when you need to communicate often with health and social care professionals. You might find they don’t always offer you all the opportunities and choices you would like, or involve you fully in decisions about your care.

Advocacy means getting support from another person to help you express your views and wishes, and help you stand up for your rights. Someone who helps you in this way is called your advocate.

What can an Independent Advocate do for you?

Our Independent Advocates work in the community for anyone living within the London Borough of Ealing. We provide non-statutory advocacy.

We can:

·        Provide information about your legal rights and support you to use them

·        Defend and promote your rights for you when you can’t

·        Accompany you to meetings and support you

·        Explore options and choices in your care so you make informed decisions

·        Help you speak up and self-advocate

·        Listen to your views and concerns

What an Independent Advocate won’t do:

·        Give you a personal opinion

·        Make decisions for you

·        Make judgements about you

Eligibility

Over 18

Living in Ealing

Our achievements and your feedback

Last year our Advocates supported 720 people within the inpatient wards.

‘Very helpful and considerate staff.’

‘I understood my rights as a result of using the service.’

‘I met professional people who knew how to solve my problems.’

Next step

Phone 020 8571 7454

Self-refer or ask your health professional or social worker to refer you

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