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The Advocacy Project

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The Advocacy Project provides free, confidential and independent advocacy for people who use, or who wish to use, mental health services in Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea. It also provides advocacy support in Camden for those with learning difficulties, including dual diagnosis and older adult advocacy services in Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea.

Services include:

  • support around legal rights, assessments, meetings, access to records and complaints procedures.
  • promote self-advocacy and provide information on all aspects of mental health.
  • work with service users around speaking up on care plans, ward rounds, mental health or community care assessments, appeal against sectioning and other meetings.
  • help in commenting or complaining about a service and accessing medical or social work records.
  • legal information on mental health matters
  • help people get more specialist help from, for example, solicitors and benefits advisors.
  • provide specialist BME advocates and advocacy support in both Arabic and Somali to inpatients and to BME service users living in the community
  • undertakes community outreach work in hostels within operating boroughs.
  • work with lesbian gay, bisexual and transgender service users in Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea and has specialist LGBT advocates to provide support both to patients on the wards and those living in the community.

To find out more you can click here visit their website

Address:
The Advocacy Project, PO Box 58087, London, W10 9EB
Telephone:
020 3960 7920
Sector:
Public

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Services offered to those who may require an advocate. An advocate is a person who can support a service user or carer through their contact with health services. Advocates will attend meetings with patients and help service users or carers to express concerns or wishes to health care professionals. Although many people can act as an advocate (friend, relative, member of staff) there are advocacy services available that can be accessed through the Trust.These advocates are trained and independent.
Legal advice services related to mental health issues and service users.