Advocacy

We commission statutory and independent advocacy services for people within Suffolk.

Advocacy helps people to:

  • be heard 
  • have a voice 
  • obtain information; 
  • make choices

Total Voice Suffolk

A partnership of local advocacy organisations, Total Voice Suffolk provides an integrated formal advocacy service for people over 18 who have significant advocacy support needs. 

It is developing this local advocacy provision through a pilot year from 01 April 2013 to 31 March 2014. Formal advocacy provision based upon the developing model is currently being commissioned to commence 01 April 2014. 

Advocacy is prioritised upon need and may include people with:

  • A Learning Disability
  • Acquired brain injury
  • Physical and Sensory Impairments
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • Dementia

Total Voice Suffolk also provides:

  • NHS complaints advocacy (NHSCA) to Suffolk residents as required by the Health and Social Care Act 2012.
  • Formal advocacy for residents of Care UK homes purchased from SCC.

Please find further information, leaflets and posters on the Total Voice Suffolk website

Telephone 01473 857631

Statutory advocacy is also provided in the county by VoiceAbility Suffolk as follows: 

  • Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy

          IMCA Service website

  • Independent Mental Health Advocacy & Specialist Mental Health Advocacy

          IMHA & SMHA website