Welcome To Sefton Advocacy
Sefton Advocacy is a thriving small charity providing one to one casework. We offer a free, independent and confidential advocacy service to people aged 18 and over and living in the borough of Sefton.
Sefton Advocacy works to ensure that you as a service user are supported appropriately to enable you to participate in decisions that affect you, giving you choice and control over your own life.
We provide help in a range of areas, from generic, non-statutory advocacy to specialist services to support people with a variety of needs.
We also run Sefton Older Persons’ Forum meetings where people can take part in decision making and get their voice heard in a group setting. If you would like to make an enquiry about any of our services, please click on the button below to get in touch.
The Mission & Vision
Our Mission Statement
Our mission and purpose is simple. We want to support people in Sefton and ensure that they have their voices heard in decisions affecting their lives.
Our Vision Statement
The ultimate vision for us is to see that all advocacy services are freely available to any and all people who require them.
So... what can we do?
We can help provide a confidential and independent advocacy service on your behalf. In order to do this though you must meet our eligibility criteria which is as follows:
- Must be 18 years over
- Must have capacity to instruct an advocate
- Must give permission for the referral to happen
- Must live in the Borough of Sefton, or be receiving services from Sefton
We accept referrals from many professional bodies, organisations and agencies such as care centres, social workers, GPs, dentists, Macmillan support centres, as well as friends and family of people needing help and people themselves. We always confirm with the service user that they want us to work with them before taking the referral to the next stage.
- Becoming or remaining independent.
- Reviewing your health and care.
- Obtaining services from the local authority.
- Getting the equipment you need.
- Consumer issues.
- Provide personal care/support.
- Administer medicine or treatment.
- Manage your finances.
- Provide any form of legal advice.
How can we achieve all of this for you?
There are many different things we can do to get the right information for you. Whether that is researching into the necessary background information, writing letters, making telephone calls, speaking up on your behalf and visiting you in your home to discuss matters directly our team have the knowledge and experience behind them to get you the support you need.
"The help we received from Sefton Advocacy has been amazing. To know that my son is happy, safe and secure, has given me peace of mind as I approach my 80th birthday".
"Sefton Advocacy are the best to help your situation and speak on behalf. Thanks very much".
"The service provided was very helpful, in an extremely difficult and sensitive situation".
We Need Volunteers!
We have helped hundreds of individuals advocate their rights and get free independent support. This is in part thanks to our amazing team who work hard to undertake the research and provide the information and guidance so many of our referrals need. We would love to expand our team with extra pairs of hands and minds so if you are are interested in volunteering to become an advocate for our organisation, then please click on the button below to get in touch with us!