We provide three types of advocacy in Brent.
Support people who are having a Care Needs Assessment or Review or if there is a safeguarding concern.
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.
support people who are detained under the Mental Health Act (sectioned) or subject to a Community Treatment Order (CTO) or Guardianship Order.
Anyone can refer to this service.
support people who lack capacity and a decision needs to be made about serious medical treatment or moving accommodation.
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
You can be referred to our statutory advocacy by a relevant health and social care professional.
For an Independent Care Act Advocacy referral form
For an Independent Mental Health Act Advocacy referral form
For an Independent Mental Capacity Act Advocacy Deprivation of Liberties (DoLs) referral form
For an Independent Mental Capacity Act Advocacy change of accommodation referral form