Be seen and heard when you feel lost in the system.
Our services are independent, free and confidential.
What is advocacy?

Self Advocate

Why not be your own Advocate? We can help you learn the skills to become your own best Advocate.



Refer for an Advocate

Looking for a referral form? Click here to view all our referral forms and request an Independent Advocate.



Over 3,000

individuals were supported by us in the last year


Our volunteers are an essential part of our team. We have a number of different volunteer roles across each of our project areas, and are always looking to welcome more.




Show your support for Advocacy Focus by organising an event to raise awareness, or help us to raise vital funds in order to extend our invaluable reach even further for the benefit and well-being of the whole community.




  • Pop Up Advocacy is touring Lancashire!

    We will be ‘popping up’ in Lancashire’s busy towns to demystify the meaning of ‘advocacy’ and inform people of their rights when it comes to health and social services. Read more

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

    We've been shortlisted for not one but two awards at the North West Charity Awards 2017 - ‘Volunteer Manager of the Year’ and ‘Charity of the Year.’ Well done team AF! Read more

  • Advocacy Focus receives £500 Donation

    We are delighted to have received a £500 donation from the Church and Oswaldtwistle Rotary Club and wish to extend our huge thanks for such a kind amount. Read more


  • Health & Social Care Complaints Drop Ins - Lancaster

    Get free advice and help on making a healthcare or social care complaint in Lancaster. Read more

  • Health & Social Care Complaints Drop Ins - Accrington

    The next health and social care drop in for residents of Accrington will be held on Tuesday 26th September. Read more

  • Pop Up Advocacy at Oswaldtwistle Mills!

    We are continuing our Pop Up Advocacy tour of Lancashire – our next stop will be at Oswaldtwistle Mills on 28th September between 11am and 2pm! Read more