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Daisy’s story - Streak of Independence

Daisy is an informal patient with the adolescent services unit. She is young, capable and intelligent but suffers from depression and anxiety and has been diagnosed with anorexia. She missed socialising with her friends and family and has looked at discharging herself from her unit against the wishes of medical professionals. Daisy asked for an independent advocate to get an independent explanation of her rights and the options that she had.

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Total Voice Cambridge and Peterborough Launch

From 10th October, advocacy services for our adults, carers, children and young people, across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough will be brought together into one service. The service will be called Total Voice. Total Voice is a new partnership of advocacy organisations now delivering advocacy for adults, carers & children and young people. Telephone number for Total Voice Advocacy enquiries and referrals 0300 222 5704.

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World Mental Health Day 2016

Today is #WorldMentalHealthDay and people from all walks of life are being encouraged to talk about mental health. This year the theme is ‘Psychological First Aid and Supporting people in distress.

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Home Truths and Real Lives

Today's launch of the King's Fund and Nuffield Trust's report on Social care for older people together with Richmond's Group's Real Lives report reveals pressures that are very real to the people we work with.

Jonathan Senker, VoiceAbility's Chief Executive says: " The solution can only come through adequately funded social care. Without this, the knock on effect on the NHS cannot be managed, neither can the well-being, dignity and respect of older people be assured."

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What do the Paralympics teach us about balancing rights and needs?

The Paralympics has brought with it fantastic performances and challenging debate. Do they reframe public perceptions of disabled people or reinforce discriminatory attitudes?

In advocacy too we work to balance rights against needs, abilities against support. 

Jonathan Senker, VoiceAbility CEO, looks at how the two elements work together.

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VoiceAbility is supporting #HealthyWakefield16

We are passionate about what we do and want to showcase this to wider audiences. The NHS Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group’s AGM gives us the opportunity to be part of a structured and well promoted event. Come and chat to us about local healthcare in Wakefield on 20th September.

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