Advocacy is taking action to help people say what they want, secure their rights, represent their interests and obtain services they need.

Advocates and advocacy schemes work in partnership with the people they support and take their side. Advocacy promotes social inclusion, equality and social justice.

Advocacy in Surrey:

  • Independent Care Act Advocacy (ICAA)
  • Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA)
  • Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA)
  • and a discretionary Preventative Advocacy service for eligible individuals

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Advocacy in Slough:

  • Independent Care Act Advocacy (ICAA)
  • Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA)
  • Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA)
  • Independent Health Complaints Advocacy (IHCA)
  • and a Generic Advocacy service for eligible individuals

Make a Referral

 

Advocacy in Surrey Referral Form

Advocacy in Surrey IMCA Referral Form

(click on the links above to be directed to the relevant referral form. Once completed, save a copy and email to us at info@advocacyinsurrey.org.uk)

Please contact us for further information

  • Telephone: 0800 335 7330 (free phone) 
  • Text/SMS: 07561392818 
  • Email: info@advocacyinsurrey.org.uk

More information about Advocacy in Surrey

Advocacy in Surrey is for people who face difficulties in being involved, having their voice heard and have no other independent person to help them do so.

Care Act Advocacy

Advocacy to support individuals, carers, young carers, through any stage of a Care Assessment, Support Plan and/or Review including Safeguarding. Also includes Prison Advocacy. You can find out more about the Care Act and what this could mean to you on the Surrey County Council website: www.surreycc.gov.uk/careact

IMHA (Independent Mental Health Advocacy)

Advocacy to support people facing decisions such as their treatments, medication or being detained under the Mental Health Act. One to one support from an Advocate with specialist knowledge of the Mental Health Act, either in a hospital or community setting.

IMCA (Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy)

Advocacy to support people who lack capacity to be involved in important decision about their lives, such as where they live or about serious medical treatment. Advocates have specialist knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act’

Preventative Advocacy

Short term issue based and outcome focused. In addition to Statutory Advocacy, there will be access to discretionary advocacy support for people at risk or face stigma  and who access support for mental health issues, access substance misuse treatment, have a long term condition or diagnosis, live with HIV or have care and support needs that would deteriorate without support.
Advocacy in Surrey is jointly funded by Surrey County Council and the Surrey Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG’s)