SOS Advocacy Hub

Supporting people in Southend-on-Sea

mental health / learning disabilities / older people / finance & debt / physical & sensory disabilities / autism & aspergers

Types of Advocacy

There are lots of different types of advocacy. Click on the boxes below to find out more details of the types of advocacy available.

Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA)

You have been assessed as ‘lacking capacity’ to make specific decisions about yourself, particularly about your care, including care based accommodation.

Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA)

If you are being detained under the Mental Health Act, you are legally entitled to help and support from an Independent Mental Health Advocate.

Care and Support Advocacy (Care Act)

Do you need help to be involved in decisions about your care needs? An advocate can help you understand your choices and make your own decisions.

Community Advocacy

A community advocate is someone who offers advocacy that is not based on a legal right. Community advocacy can be done by a paid professional or a volunteer or ‘citizen advocate’.

Financial Advocacy

A financial advocate is someone who will help you deal with your finances, including exploring your options and supporting you to make your own decisions.

Who we support

We support people who face disadvantage or discrimination, including people who have mental health needs, learning disabilities, dementia, autistic spectrum disorders or physical disabilities.

How to contact us

To get support or make a referral, contact our team either online, in person or by phone.

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