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Your needs, your choice, your voice
Advocacy Focus on your side,
helping you to be heard

When being heard is a struggle, we’re on your side…

We can help you to be heard if you have a health or social care problem.

We’re there to stand up for you and your rights.

We are a free, local service.

We work with you and for you, and it is completely confidential.




"Without your service I wouldn't have had an independent voice, thank you very much."

Service user



"My advocate was the right person for me to lean on. He helped me to have a fair chance to be heard in front of a lot of professional people."

Service user



"I would like to say you were there when I needed you and supported me 100%.  Thank you."

Service user



"A big thank you to my Advocate for being approachable, reliable and keeping things confidential."

Service user



"With the help of my Advocate, I stood up, not just for me, but for other patients too and introduced positive changes to the health service."

Service user

We can help you to say what you need to say to the right people.

We work with you to secure your rights, represent your interests and obtain services you need. Our purpose is to give you the skills to stand up, speak up and be heard.

Free. Confidential. Independent.




Referral forms

Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy Referral Form

Independent Mental Health Advocacy Referral Form

Independent Care Act Advocacy Referral Form

NHS Complaints Advocacy Referral Form

Social Care Complaints Advocacy Referral Form


All referral forms need to be either  emailed to admin@advocacyfocus.org.uk or faxed to (01254) 898898.





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