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
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
Suffolk Advocacy Forum
Suffolk Advocacy Forum, hosted by Anglia Care Trust, is a central point for advocacy issues, information and training in Suffolk. Its membership includes advocacy organisations and those interested in advocacy from across Suffolk.
Find out about the Forum through the Suffolk Advocacy Foum website
Telephone 01473 269402