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What is an advocate?

A social care advocate is someone or an agency who actively seek to ensure that people, particularly the most vulnerable in society, are able to have their voice heard on issues that are important to them. They also defend and safeguard people's rights and ensure their views and wishes are genuinely considered when decisions are being made about their lives.


There are lots of organisations available that could provide you with help and support.

Mental Capacity Advocacy Services
Sometimes people aren't able to make important decisions themselves and don't have friends or family to help. In these cases an Independent Mental Capacity Advocate could work with them to support them through the situation and represent their views.
For more information, click here.

Birmingham Mind is the largest independent mental health charity providing services in and beyond the City of Birmingham's boundaries, they promote wellbeing and recovery and provide support.
For more information, click here.

PohWer has been working in Birmingham since 2006, and last year provided advocacy support to almost 800 Birmingham residents.
For more information, click here.

VoiceAbility provide support to vulnerable people, working with them to speak up and be heard, have their rights respected and be at the heart of a decision. 
For more information, click here.

Last reviewed: 02/03/2018

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