You may already have many people in your life who speak on your behalf such as family, friends and support workers.
Having an advocate is different because we are completely independent of any services you may be receiving; so there is never any conflict of interest.
Advocacy North East uses skilled professional and volunteer community advocates who have undergone specialist training and are police checked.
This means that an advocate can support you to put your views across and to challenge decisions other people have made about you.
The advocate will make sure that decisions are explained to you in a way that best suits your understanding.
The advocacy service is free and confidential.
Last updated 17/09/2018
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This service is under the category: Rights & Representation , Discrimination & Human Rights , Independent Advocacy