What does this service do?
Advocates listen to what people say and support them to understand the choices and decisions they have to make. An advocate then supports a person’s voice to be heard when they are ready to tell people what they want.
We are working together with Solent Mind as Advocacy South to deliver advocacy in Southampton.
We provide the following types of Advocacy for adults:
Community Advocacy (sometimes called professional or non-statutory advocacy) for
- people with a learning disability or autism
- people with mental health issues
- people with a physical disability or sensory impairments and acquired brain injury
- older people including those with dementia or cognitive impairments
Issues that we can provide advocacy for include
Person-centred Planning/Life Planning for people to inform their care and support plans
Self Advocacy groups for people with a learning disability or autism
Statutory Advocacy for people who are living in Southampton but funded by other local authorities for example:
- Care Act Advocacy
- Relevant Person’s Representative (before LPS comes into force)
The Warren Centre Plus
We provide advocacy from Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. We meet people where they feel most comfortable- this could be in your own home, groups or services you attend, or in the community.
We are unable to offer a drop-in service at our office, so please call or email us to make an appointment in order to avoid disappointment.