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Deaf Advocacy

All our Advocates are Deaf themselves or fluent in BSL and are able to adjust their communication to meet the needs of the people we work with.

Advocates take action to support people to make informed choices, secure their rights, represent their needs and obtain services. Advocates speak up for people and/or encourage individuals to speak up for themselves.

We can help with issues such as:

  • Making a complaint about any NHS service, which you are unhappy with. This includes dentists, GP’s, Walk-in services and Hospitals. (IHCA- Independent Health Complaints Advocacy).
  • Supporting you to be involved in decisions made about your care and support. (ICAA- Care Act advocacy)
  • Working with parents during custodial or safeguarding proceedings. (Parents Advocacy)
  • Understand your rights under the Mental Health Act (Independent Mental Health Advocacy- IMHA)

For more information on our other advocacy services and locations please see the below link which includes a BSL video: http://www.royaldeaf.org.uk/news/what-is-advocacy/

Who to contact

Contact name
RAD Advocacy
Telephone
0300 688 2525
E-mail
advocacy@royaldeaf.org.uk
Website
https://royaldeaf.org.uk

Where to go

Notes

Advocate will meet clients in the community 

Other details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
0.00 N/A
Details
Advocacy is free
Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?
Yes

Availability

Referral required
Yes
Referral details

To get in touch:
Cornwall@seap.org.uk
IslesofScilly@seap.org.uk

Text 80800 using keyword SEAP

0300 343 5706 (Cornwall)
0300 343 5713 (Isles of Scilly)

Last updated: 03/05/2018

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