Advocacy Focus provides free, independent advocacy for adults with mental health or social care issues.
Our service is tailored to help commissioners meet the requirements of the Care Act, which states:
“The overall aim should be for people who need advocacy to be identified and when relevant, receive consistent support as early as possible and throughout the assessment, the care and support planning and the review processes.”
Care and Support Statutory Guidance, 7.40
Lisa, a senior advocate with Advocacy Focus gives us an insight into the support she provides patients on the mental health wards. “I first worked on the mental health wards when I came to Advocacy Focus as a Social Work student on placement, and I remember feeling daunted and overwhelmed with the heightened level of Read more