An advocate is someone who is independent of social services and the NHS, and who isn't part of your family or a close friend.
Advocacy supports people to ensure they:
- have their wishes heard
- make their own choices
- take control over their own lives
Advocacy promotes social inclusion, equality and justice.
Suffolk County Council commissions statutory and non-statutory independent formal advocacy services for people in Suffolk.
If you need more information on advocacy in Suffolk, including types of advocacy, it can be found on our care and community directory, Suffolk InfoLink.