What does it do?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?
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.
Who it is for: Advocacy Plus supports all people aged 60 and over living in Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea.
Where it is available:Local service covering: Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster (Greater London).
What it costs: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.
How to access or apply for it:
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.
If you think you need the support of an advocate:
Additional information: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.
Casework, advocacy & support, Advocacy
Info last updated:25/07/2011.