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.
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.
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’.
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.