Northamptonshire

Within Northamptonshire, we offer many different types of advocacy. You can find details of these below. 

Our Total Voice programme provides the IMHA service for people who need support with their rights under the mental health act.  This page gives information about who can get support from an IMHA, and how an IMHA can support you.

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Our Total Voice programme provides an IMCA service for people who have been assessed as ‘lacking capacity’ to make specific decisions, primarily about serious medical treatment and long term accommodation needs. 

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Do you live in Northamptonshire and need help to be involved in decisions about your care needs? A Total Voice 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 Northamptonshire team.

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Total Voice 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.   

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Do you want to make a complaint about a service you or someone you know have received from the NHS but are not sure where to start? VoiceAbility advocates can work with you in a variety of ways to ensure you understand your options and get the best outcome for you. We also have a dedicated website which has a wide range of information to support you make a complaint.

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What is the Shared Voice Network? The Shared Voice Network (or SVN) is a project that supports you to be able to voice your views and opinions of the mental health services you have experienced in Northamptonshire. We, with your help, can be an active part in influencing the decision makers by participating in your local SVN forum or consultation groups. Or, if you prefer, we can share your experiences on your behalf with local councils, the NHS and other governing bodies.

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Experts by Experience support providers to give the best service to people with learning disabilities. The quality checkers team are all experts by experience and use that experience to assess and report what is good and what needs improvements in each service. We are a member of The Association of Quality Checkers As well as our regular quality checking work, we are currently running a training programme with SeeAbility called 'Opening Eyes'. The training is for people with learning disabilities and will help you learn how to look after your  eyes and sight. Find out more below.

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