Advocacy

Advocates are people who can help you to make decisions or to say what you want

Advocates can help you:

  • access information and services
  • be involved in decisions about your life
  • explore choices and options
  • defend and promote your rights and responsibilities
  • speak out about issues that matter to you
Finding an advocate

HARG (Hampshire Advocacy Regional Group) is a consortium of five community based organisations. They provide a wide range of statutory and non-statutory advocacy services.

You can also search the community directory on Connect to Support Hampshire for advocacy services.

Statutory advocacy services

Adult Services has a duty to provide access to advocacy services under the Care Act (to enable everyone to be involved in the social care process) and under the Mental Capacity Act (to help certain people to make specific decisions) and can refer you to one of these services:

  1. Care Act advocates help you get more involved with planning your care
  2. Independent Mental Capacity advocates help make the decisions relating to your care