Failure to meet needs and refer for Independent Advocacy results in a local authority payout of £60,000

This case demonstrates the importance of access to high-quality advocacy - both as a legal obligation and to prevent avoidable distress Read more

BP V Surrey County Council – Update

The case recognises how the impact of social distancing on people with dementia and their family must be considered when making a best interests decision and designing packages of care. Read more

Protecting vulnerable children – challenging the changes that dilute safeguards

Advocacy Focus supports Article 39's application for a judicial review to ensure children get the care and support they are entitled to. Read more

COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting people with learning disabilities

We explore the fact that the death rate of people with a learning disability in care settings more than doubled from the previous year after the peak of COVID-19 Read more

Young women shattered by COVID-19 face an uncertain future

Existing inequalities have been revealed as young women bear the brunt of the crisis. Read more

Volunteers - thank you!

Thanks to our fantastic volunteers Read more

Showcasing ex-veterans as assets to British Business

CEO Justine Hodgkinson adds the story of her transition from ex-veteran to leader of Advocacy Focus to the Ex-Forces in Business Content Hub. Read more

Connecting communities through the magic of books!

How books are connecting people during the pandemic Read more

Advocacy Focus achieves Senior Leader and Workplace Wellbeing Awards from national mental health charity Mind

Advocacy Focus’ CEO and the organisation’s commitment to wellbeing within the workplace has been recognised by the national mental health charity Mind. Read more

A day in my lockdown life

Read how one of our Advocates is helping people despite the limitations of lockdown - in their own words. Read more