Ivy's Story

Ivy was a 14-year-old girl who had been living with the same foster carer since she was 4. Due to circumstances beyond her control she had to be removed from the foster family she had always seen as her own. Read more

Molly's Story

Molly was highly anxious and apprehensive about involving new professionals due to being let down on a number of occasions. Advocacy support gave Molly a voice in the process and allowed her to get the correct support to meet her needs Read more

Bill's Story

Bill's right to privacy regarding personal correspondence Bill has an acquired brain injury and has problems with his sight as a result. Bill is only able to read letters and other information if they are adapted in a specific way to meet his needs. Read more

Tyson's Story

Tyson had an acquired brain injury and resided in a care home. Tyson regularly asked to see his wife who was in a different care home and who was unable to visit by herself. Tyson was on a DOLS and an Advocate was appointed RPR to Tyson. Read more

Helping Mike

Mike has autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) and was due to have a care review which involved an assessment of his needs. Read more

Considering a less restrictive approach for Peter

Our Independent Advocate persuaded a hospital to offer an alternative to restraint for a man refusing treatment. Read more

Helping Sam to re-imagine his future

Our Return to Care process revealed exploitation in Sam’s life and helped him to re-imagine a better future. Read more

Helping James with his DNACPR decision

Listening for 'change of mind' in important decisions Read more

Helping Steven

Advocacy in Lancashire: A referral was made to Advocacy Focus by professionals after Steven took an overdose which left him on life support. Read more

Helping Ryan

Ryan was 16 and in the middle of his GCSEs when he was his removed from his mum’s home due to safety concerns; see how we helped support both Ryan and his mum. Read more