About us FAQs Why should I choose Advocacy Focus? Why should I choose Advocacy Focus? Our Independent Advocates are one of a kind; focussed on getting the right outcome for you. We are one of the longest running advocacy charities in Lancashire: Founded in 1998 when advocacy was in its infancy, we helped pioneer independent advocacy services in Lancashire Over 60 staff members and volunteers help make Advocacy Focus the advocacy charity of choice We have four strategically placed offices in Accrington (Head Office), Leyland, Lancaster and Blackpool (this office supports the people of Fylde and Wyre) – providing advocacy services across the North West We are QPM accredited – recognising quality in independent advocacy Winner of Enterprise in Society (Selnet) Award for ‘Excellence in Training and Mentoring’ Shortlisted for Large Business of the Year at the Hyndburn Business Awards Shortlisted for Charity of the Year and Volunteer Manager of the Year at the North West Charity Awards 2017 Our service is free of charge, confidential and completely independent We are Investors in People – we care about the wellbeing of our staff and provide plenty of opportunity for support, mentoring, training and development. This means they can continue to provide the high quality support we are known for.