From the 2nd July 2018 Voiceability will be delivering the following commissioned statutory Advocacy services in Coventry:
- Care and Support Statutory Advocacy (Care Act and IMCA)
- Care Act Advocacy. Eligible individuals are entitled to advocacy services under the Care Act 2014 to enable them to fully participate in their Assessment, Care and Support Planning, Adult Safeguarding and reviewing enquiry process
- Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) including Deprivation of Liberty Safeguarding (DoLS) and Paid Representatives. IMCAs are a legal safeguard for people who lack the capacity to make specific important decisions: including making decisions about where they live and about serious medical treatment options (Mental Capacity Act 2005)
- Health Advocacy (IMHA)
- Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) for patients being treated in local mental health hospitals, and patients accessing local NHS community based mental health provision
If you are a health or social care professional, you can call Voiceability on 0300 222 5947 to make a referral for Health Advocacy or Care and Support Statutory Advocacy. Alternatively, download and complete a Health Advocacy referral form or a Care and Support Statutory Advocacy referral form via their website and email using one of the secure email routes specified on the form.
If you think you may need an advocate, please ring Adult Social Care Direct who can find out more about your situation and, where needed, can refer you to a suitable advocacy service.
Adult Social Care Direct
Tel: 024 7683 3003
If in doubt about eligibility, call Voiceablity on 0300 222 5947.