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VoiceAbility Croydon

VoiceAbility supports people who face disadvantage or discrimination to have a voice that counts. Throughout my life I have seen the difference that having a voice can make. It makes the difference between being in control, having rights that are respected and living life to the full, and being ignored. So I am delighted to lead VoiceAbility’s work to ensure that no-one is left out.

VoiceAbility has led work to ensure that people are supported to have control over their lives. We have pioneered new ways of enabling people to be heard and have rights, ranging from the creation of local Parliaments run by people with learning disabilities to new statutory services supporting people with the highest support needs facing the most critical decisions. We have developed excellent services and as a result have become one of the largest advocacy providers in the UK.

We continue to develop our services to respond to the requirements of people with whom we work alongside, ensuring that we find the best way to ensure that people have control of their lives in a rapidly changing world.

Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA)
IMCAs work with people who have been assessed as lacking capacity and who do not have family or friends who are appropriate to speak up for them. This work is always about decisions around serious medical treatment or changes in long term accommodation.

An IMCA can also support where there are concerns regarding Safeguarding or care reviews.

Address:
Unit B203, Trident Business Centre, 89 Bickersteth Road, Tooting, London, SW17 9SH
Telephone:
0755 774 6416 (Community Advocacy), 0300 330 5499 (IMCA), 0300 330 0642 (Care and Support Advocacy)
Sector:
Voluntary

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Service Definitions

Services providing advice and information relating to all aspects of mental health.
Services offered to those who may require an advocate. An advocate is a person who can support a service user or carer through their contact with health services. Advocates will attend meetings with patients and help service users or carers to express concerns or wishes to health care professionals. Although many people can act as an advocate (friend, relative, member of staff) there are advocacy services available that can be accessed through the Trust.These advocates are trained and independent.

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