Ways we can advocate for you
We can still provide you with advocacy without meeting face-to-face.
What advocates do
An advocate will support you to:
- speak up about what you want
- know what your rights are
- understand information so you can make your own decisions
An advocate will not:
- give you advice
- make choices for you
- take another person’s side
- judge you
We will always respect your decision.
How advocates work
- We are independent from other services
- Advocacy is free of charge to the person using the service
- Advocacy is confidential; we will not pass on anything you share with us unless:
– you ask us to
– you are not safe
– you are talking about harming yourself or others
We will only take action if you ask us to.
What advocates can help you with
- Speaking up at meetings
- Getting the right support
- Making a complaint
- Getting the services you need
We will listen to what you want and support you to get it.
What we do
We talk with you and give you information in a way you will understand. Our advocates will:
- work with you one to one
- explain what we can and cannot do
- give you information about other services
We give you time and space to think about what you want and to tell us what you need.