Speaking up for adults with care needs or disabilities

Having an advocate means having someone else express your views and wishes. They represent you, and work to secure your rights and interests.

Advocacy supports people who are vulnerable, by speaking up for them. It enables them to make informed choices about their own health and social care. The service is particularly for people with:

  • physical disabilities
  • learning disabilities
  • older people
  • those with mental health needs

Agencies which offer adult advocacy

Do you use health, community or social services? And are having problems getting your needs met or your voice heard? If so, see below a list of support services at the end of this page.