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What is Advocacy?

Advocacy simply means speaking up for others and getting their views and feelings across. Every individual has the right to say what they want and need when important decisions are being made which affect their lives.

Advocacy is about taking action to help people say what they want, secure their rights, represent their interests and obtain services they need.

Advocates work in partnership with the people they support and take their side. Advocacy promotes social inclusion, equality and social justice.

Who can use Advocacy Plus?

Advocacy Plus supports all people aged 60 and over living in Westminster 

If you have a problem with your care, housing or health services, we aim to listen to you, agree with you how to solve your problem, speak up for you and get the services you are entitled to. 

Our service is free of charge and not means tested. We believe all sorts of people, regardless of their income or background, can find themselves in need of advocacy at a particular time in their lives.

You may call us yourself or your carer or a family member may call us on your behalf.

We also take referrals from community workers, social services, housing services and health workers, who may ask for our support on your behalf and with your permission.

Most of our work supports older people living at home  We have also received funding to support older people living in residential care homes, nursing homes or hospital.

An advocate is someone who:

  • Is concerned about your rights
  • Listens to you
  • Is able to communicate with a range of people
  • Respects your views
  • Is reliable, trustworthy and honest
  • Is on your side

If you think you need the support of an advocate:

 

Call us:  020 7837 6744

 

Write to us: 8 Godson Street, London N1 9GZ

 

Email us: info@advocacyplus.org.uk

 

Complete an Enquiry for Advocacy Form and send it by email to info@advocacyplus.org.uk Once we have received your completed form we will be in touch with you as soon as possible