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The service is client led and gives independent and confidential support to our disabled clients who have to deal with many problems in their day-to-day living. These problems, to some, may appear trivial and easily solved but to many of our clients a minor problem can soon become a very different thing that can impact enormously on their well-being. With our continuing support we can help them make informed choices of their own.
The Advocacy service deals with many concerns, these can include independent living, housing, transport, education and problems may also arise with regard to money management. However, overwhelmingly they tend to relate to issues with social benefits, and particularly with the many changes in benefit rules and the introduction of Universal Credit. We help assess the situation and check all paperwork and completed forms, amending as necessary to bring about the best possible outcomes. Where necessary this can lead to assisted Representation/Guidance for tribunals where we have many years’ experience.
To make initial contact and to find out if we can help you then either call the Advocacy Manager on 023 9267 0012 during office hours (this is a secure line and messages can be left) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Advocacy service receives no specific external funding and continues through support from experienced volunteers. We welcome anyone with relevant skills to contact us if you wish to help make a difference.