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Find out what advocacy means and how to get advocacy for yourself or someone you look after.

What is advocacy?

Advocacy can support you to: 

  • make your opinions, views and concerns known 
  • find out about your rights and options 
  • make your own choices 
  • be involved in the decision-making process 
  • take part in important formal meetings 

An advocate is someone who gives advocacy support to people. They are independent of social services and the NHS, and they are not a family member or a close friend. 

How to get advocacy

Suffolk Advocacy Service is a partnership of organisations that provide advice and information about:

  • what advocacy is
  • the different types of advocacy available
  • how to make an advocacy referral

Find out more about Suffolk Advocacy Service.

You can contact Suffolk Advocacy Service:

We also have a list of organisations that offer advocacy on Suffolk InfoLink.