Birmingham Community Advocacy (BCA) provides free and confidential advocacy services to patients detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 who reside with forensic care settings across Birmingham. We also offer a transition service to support people returning to life in the community after leaving care for up to a six-month period.
This service provides
As advocates, we provide independent information and options that enable people to make their own decisions on issues that affect their lives.
We are completely independent from the NHS and other services.
Our advocates are fully trained Independent Mental Health Advocates (IMHA’s).
We are also trained as Independent Mental Capacity Advocates (IMCA).
We provide 1:1 advocacy and group advocacy.
BCA has over 35 years’ experience of providing independent community advocacy, working with specialist groups, such as:
D/deaf and hard of hearing
Older adults – both with Organic and Functional illnesses
Children and adolescents
People with eating disorders
Mother and Baby units
Download our BCA leaflets
You can download leaflets about the advocacy services we provide at Ardenleigh, Reaside and Tamarind forensic care settings below.