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Advocacy

Advocacy is a means of levelling the playing field, promoting equality, social inclusion and social justice. An advocate will provide independent information and options to enable clients to make their own decisions. 

We work one-on-one to resolve problems under each client’s individual direction. Early intervention aims to prevent small issues from becoming bigger problems with serious consequences.

We currently advocate within forensic settings (low to medium secure mental health hospitals) and can provide a transition service supporting people returning to life in the community.

We have experience with diverse populations and specialist groups, including Deaf and hard of hearing, BME, LGBT, older adults, child and adolescent, eating disorders, mother and baby units (mental health) and we also have advocates who are IMHA and IMCA trained.

We have over 20 years’ experience of independent community advocacy, and would welcome any approach from Clinical Commissioning Groups, residential homes and private hospitals and care homes to discuss early intervention mental health services.

We welcome partnership working and would like to hear from public, private and third sector providers regarding collaborative opportunities.

You can contact us on 0121 450 5141 and ask for a member of the Advocacy Team. Alternatively you can email us at laura.morris@bcadvocacy.org  and we will get back to you.