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Advocacy Services

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At some time we all need support and representation, someone to be our voice. The service offers support to people aged 18 years and over living the community and residential homes or nursing homes. The service is free, confidential and independent.

 

Information, Advice and Access to Advocacy

 

The Access To Advocacy service is available to anyone who needs information, advice, signposting to other services or a referral to one of our advocacy services.

 

The service is free, confidential and impartial.

 

For more information contact us on:

 

Telephone:    0300 020 0093 (charged at local rate)

E-mail:  yourvoiceyourchoice@pohwer.net

Minicom:  0300 456 2364

Text:  send your name and number to 81025

Skype:  pohwer.advocacy

 

Your Choice Your Voice - Leaflet

Your Choice Your Voice - Easy Read Leaflet

Advocacy Support

 

Age UK Notts' has provided advocacy for over twenty years. Our skilled and trained advocates work with individuals aged 18 or over who need advocacy support to enable them to have their voices heard, to ensure their wishes are respected and their rights are upheld.

 

The service provides

 

  • Support
  • Representation
  • Someone to discuss any concern or questions
  • Someone to discuss a difficult decision with
  • Someone to speak on your behalf to others e.g. social worker, housing department, health officers
  • If you are worried about any aspects of your care
  • If you need support making a complaint

If you are worried or concerned about an issue and would like to discuss it with someone independent please contact us. If you are a relative, carer or friend and you are worried about them or their care you may wish to inform them about our service and if they would like our help you can refer them to the advocacy service. Contact is also welcomed from care home staff, social workers and other professionals who feel a person may be in need of independent support or advocacy.

 

We also provide an Advocacy/Patients' Representative Service in a number of hospitals. Please click here to find out more.

 

We provide advocacy support for people with:

 

  • Learning disabilities
  • Mental health issues
  • Dementia
  • Physical and sensory impairments
  • Older people
  • People from black and minority ethnic backgrounds

We have access to Easy Read tools, interpreters, signers, people who use makaton and other support to enable you to express your wishes.

 

For more information about our advocacy services or to access advocacy support please contact us using the details above.

 

The service is free, confidential and impartial.

 

Quality Services

Age UK Notts' Advocacy holds the Quality Performance Mark for quality advocacy services and our advocates hold the National Advocacy Qualification.

 

Delivered in partnership by Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire with POhWER.

 

 

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