An advocate is a person who supports and helps you to explain and say what you want if you find it difficult to do by yourself.
Advocates can help you:
You can search our community directory for advocacy services.
Hampshire Advocacy Partnership provides independent advocacy for vulnerable adults and children in Hampshire who are not eligible for the commissioned advocacy services. Discuss your referral with a senior member of the team on 07824 696444.
Local authorities and health providers have a duty to provide access to advocacy services under the Care Act (to enable everyone to be involved in the social care process) and under the Mental Capacity Act (to help certain people to make specific decisions) and can refer you to one of these services.