Statutory

Advocacy

We provide three types of advocacy in Brent.

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Care Act Advocates

Support people who are having a Care Needs Assessment or Review or if there is a safeguarding concern.

How to refer:

These referrals should be made by professionals but you can contact us for more information if you think that you or someone you know might need a Care Act Advocate.
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Independent Mental Health Advocates (IMHA’s)

support people who are detained under the Mental Health Act (sectioned) or subject to a Community Treatment Order (CTO) or Guardianship Order.

How to refer:

Anyone can refer to this service.
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Independent Mental Capacity Advocates (IMCA’s)

support people who lack capacity and a decision needs to be made about serious medical treatment or moving accommodation.

How to refer:

These referrals must be made by a Social Worker. Advocates can support you in the following ways: Provide information so that you can make informed choices Attend meetings with you Help you to raise issues / concerns Support you to challenge decisions if you do not agree with them Ensure that professionals are listening to your views

Who can be referred?

You can be referred to our statutory advocacy by a relevant health and social care professional.
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For an Independent Care Act Advocacy referral form
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For an Independent Mental Health Act Advocacy referral form
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For an Independent Mental Capacity Act Advocacy Deprivation of Liberties (DoLs) referral form
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For an Independent Mental Capacity Act Advocacy change of accommodation referral form
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