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Asist Advocacy Services

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Asist provides specialist independent advocacy support focused on one-to-one, issue based advocacy services for people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and/or mental health issues.

Advocacy is about enabling people who have difficulty speaking out to speak up and make their own, informed, independent choices about decisions that affect their lives.

Asist provides the Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy service (IMCA) and the Independent Mental Health Act Advocacy service (IMHA) in Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent. Asist also offers advocacy to people in Stoke on Trent through a number of specialist projects including Care Act, BME, NHS Complaints and Parents Advocacy.

Asist is nationally recognised for developing, writing and promoting the Watching Brief guidance which outlines the core principles that underpin all Non-Instructed Advocacy support services across the UK.


What an advocate can do:

Advocacy is about what you want and your views

Your advocate will:

Listen to you
Help you to find information about the things that affect you
Talk to people who make decision, like social workers and doctors
Support you while you think about what you want to do
Support you in making your own choices and decisions about the things that are important to you
Attend meetings with and help you take part

Professional referrers please use the referrals link above


Reach - Click here to go to our new website!

Reach was created in 2000 to support self advocacy amongst groups of people with a learning disability. Reach Project Workers work with communities of people with a learning disability to elect local representatives who come together to form a Reach Parliament which meets regularly to discuss issues, raise awareness and hold local health and social care services to account.

"Reach gives vulnerable people a voice to be heard and that makes a difference, in not just my life but everyone else's life as well."

Stephen Heath, Reach member

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