- speak up for themselves or give their views
- understand the process they are going through, their rights and what choices are available to them
- be part of an important decision which is being made about them
- prepare for and take part in meetings and tribunals
- raise queries or concerns
- access information in the format which is most suitable
- access services that can support them
Advocates can also provide information and signpost people to other helpful services.
Advocacy in East Sussex
In East Sussex POhWER provides Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy, including Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and Relevant Paid Persons Representative. We also provide Independent Mental Health Advocacy, including Community Mental Health Advocacy, Advocacy under the Care Act, Children’s Advocacy and Independent Community Advocacy.
To find out more about the different types of advocacy, see the POhWER webpage which outlines both statutory and non-statutory advocacy.
How do I make a referral to get support from an advocate?
To make a referral to the advocacy services in East Sussex, you can download the forms from the POhWER website.