We provide the following types of Advocacy for adults:
Care Act Advocacy – see referral form, Frequently Asked Questions , eligibility flow chart and guidance on the local authority’s duty to appoint ‘appropriate individuals’ here
For all care groups* who have substantial difficulty in being fully involved in local authority assessment, care planning, review or Safeguarding processes AND where this is no-one appropriate available to support and represent their wishes
Care Act Advocacy can also be offered to people who are moving long term accommodation, or where there is a disagreement between the appropriate individual and the local authority AND it is agreed advocacy would be in the person’s best interests.
Please note that we can also provide Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA), DOLS IMCA and Relevant Person’s Representatives alongside the Care Act Advocacy role for our existing clients – for more information on making a referral speak to the Speakeasy Advocate or read the information here
*our colleagues at Solent Mind provide Care Act Advocacy for people with mental health issues
People with a learning disability or autism – see referral form here
Community Advocacy for people who are known to Hampshire County Council OR those where advocacy support would prevent their care needs becoming more serious or delay the impact of their needs AND who do not have a suitable other person to support them
Person Centred Planning for people to inform their care and support plans
Self Advocacy groups – see more information on our self advocacy page
Hampshire Learning Disability Partnership Board Representatives support for Basingstoke, Hart & Rushmoor and Andover areas
Wednesday and Friday Networks in Basingstoke – more information on our self advocacy page
Community Advocacy for people with a physical or sensory disability, and older people – see referral form
For people who are known to Hampshire County Council and require an advocate for a short term issue, OR where advocacy support would prevent their care needs becoming more serious or delay the impact of their needs AND who do not have a suitable other person to support them
Not sure which referral form to use?
Don’t worry! Fill out the one you think is the most appropriate, and we will discuss the best type of Advocacy with you including what the person may be legally entitled to. You can also use the Care Act Advocacy and the Statutory Advocacy checklists to see if you or the person you are referring is legally entitled to Advocacy.
PLEASE NOTE: we are only able to offer advocacy to people who have ‘ordinary residence’ in Hampshire. Other local authorities or health bodies will need to commission us to provide advocacy for people living in Hampshire that they fund care for. Read more about how to do this here.