Advocacy - someone to speak on your behalf

General Advocacy 

An advocate is a person who supports and helps you to explain and say what you want if you find it difficult to do by yourself.

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
  • peak out about issues that matter to you

Aside from people who know you well, there are also professional advocacy services, such as

  • Professional Advocacy service
  • Money management advocates like the Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Healthwatch Hull who can advocate your experiences and concerns relating to the health and social care services you receive

The Professional Advocacy and Support Services (PASS)

The Professional Advocacy and Support Services (PASS) is a user led ‘Not for Profit’ company operating as a social enterprise working across Hull and East Riding. It was established by four trustees with first-hand experience of the difficulties and discrimination associated with disability and/or mental health issues.

PASS offers independent support to adults with a disability as well as family carers.

Cloverleaf Advocacy

Cloverleaf Advocacy is an independent charity established in 1995, based in the North of England. Our services support over 8,000 people each year.

They provide high quality advocacy services to people with mental health needs, learning disabilities, older people, people with physical and sensory impairment, and carers. This includes people in hospitals, secure mental health units and residential homes.