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


Under the Care Act 2014, local authorities have a duty to provide independent advocacy for all adults, as part of their own assessment and care planning, care reviews and advocacy support for carers. This duty also applies for those going through Safeguarding enquiries or reviews.

Advocacy Focus helps commissioners meet their statutory and non statutory advocacy requirements by working in partnership with people facing health and social care issues to ensure their voice is heard and their rights upheld.

Referral forms

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

Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy Referral Form – Lancashire


Independent Care Act Advocacy referral form


Information about the Care Act processes and when to refer to Independent Advocacy – download info.

Independent Care Act Advocacy Referral Protocol – Referral protocol

Independent Care Act Advocacy – Information


It’s our mission to provide high quality, independent and experienced advocacy that’s free at the point of use. Our values

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News & Events

  • We’ve Been Shortlisted at the NW Charity Awards 2017!

    8 Aug 2017

    We have exciting news!… We have been shortlisted for two awards at the North West Charity Awards 2017. We are very happy to have been named as a finalist for ‘Volunteer Manager of the Year’ and ‘Charity of the Year.’ Our CEO, Ju…  read more

  • Advocacy Focus Receives £500 Donation from Local Rotary Club

    7 Aug 2017

    We are delighted to have received a £500 donation from the Church and Oswaldtwistle Rotary Club. The Rotary Club actively pursue the objectives of Rotary Worldwide, a global foundation that aims to foster and sustain positive change in local comm…  read more

  • Attend a Free Drop in Session for Health and Social Care Complaints

    31 Jul 2017

    We now offer free events to give local people the support they need when making a complaint about the NHS or Social Services. Our highly trained advocates can help you through the whole process, be it before or whilst you are making a complaint. Come…  read more