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Carers Rights… to Advocacy

Carers Rights Day focusses us all on ensuring you know what your rights are as a carer. Today, we want to help you understand your rights to advocacy.

Advocacy is about making sure that you have a voice. Advocates can help carers to understand your rights and what help is out there. If things are really tough, for example during periods of ill-health or because of disability, we can provide one to one support to make sure that your voice is heard.

Advocates can support you through a range of situations you find yourself in as a carer.

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‘SPEAK OUT ONLINE’ AND TINDER ‘GET ONLINE WEEK’

This week the UK’s biggest digital inclusion campaign, Get Online Week, celebrates its 10th birthday. VoiceAbility will help raise awareness of the need for digital skills for people with learning disabilities and the wider public by partnering with The Tinder Foundation to join the digital conversation by promoting the ‘Speak Out Online’ project. 

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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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