Community Advocacy

Total Voice Lincolnshire offers independent advocacy across the whole of Lincolnshire if you are 18 and over and are:

  • Using Adult Care services
  • Using Mental Health Services, or
  • You are a carer of someone using these services.

What Can We Do

Your advocate will support you to have your voice heard and your rights respected.

They can help you get information about the choices you have and support you to make your own decisions about things that are important to you.

Your advocate will support you to speak up for yourself. If you need or want us to speak up for you, we can do that as well.

Advocates are independent. They are not employed by Lincolnshire County Council or any care service.

An advocate will always:

  • Be on your side
  • Listen to what you want
  • Make sure people listen to you

 

An advocate can work with you to:

  • Speak out at meetings or to professionals
  • Find information so you can make choices and sort out problems
  • Change your services if you want to
  • Know about your rights and make sure they are respected
  • Make difficult decisions
  • Make a complaint if you are not happy about something

Community Advocacy – poster
Community Advocacy – leaflet