London Borough of Newham

In the London Borough of Newham, we have several services. You can find a summary of these below.

Click on any of the links to take you to the service. You will find information about the particular service and how to contact the teams.

VoiceAbility in Newham offers people who have additional needs, such as a disability or mental health illness, advocacy support to understand your choices and make decisions. Our advocates will listen to what you want and help you work towards your goal.  You can get support from a professional advocate if you over 18, live in Newham and are registered with a GP in the borough. You must have eligible health and / or social care needs

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Sometimes lots of people have similar issues, and their voices are stronger together. Group advocacy is where Newham People First advocates support you, and others like you, to talk about issues that affect you all.

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A peer advocate is a trained volunteer who has similar experiences to you and so can understand the situation you are in.  Peer advocates or mentors support you to have a voice about the issues that matter to you. Your peer advocate will: encourage you support you practically (for example by calling people, writing letters, finding out information on the internet etc) share their experiences with you if you want them to help you to get something positive from your experience Peer advocacy is a two-way relationship based on mutual trust and respect. Many people who have worked with a peer advocate become peer advocates themselves as they develop their skills and confidence.

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If you have been assessed as ‘lacking capacity’ to make specific decisions you may be able to get an advocate. 

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Do you live in Newham and need help to be involved in decisions about your care needs? An advocate can help you be heard, understand your choices and make your own decisions. Find out about how an advocate can help you, and how to get in touch with the Newham team.

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