Types of advocacy

There are different types of advocacy, each with different eligibility criteria. Statutory advocacy types are available everywhere, but other types of advocacy are unique to a particular local area.

Statutory advocacy types

The law says that some types of advocacy must always be provided for eligible people, no matter where you live. We call these statutory’ advocacy types. Even if we do not provide them in your area, there will be another advocacy organisation that does.

Other types of advocacy

In some local areas, there is extra advocacy available in addition to statutory advocacy. We call this general advocacy’ but it is also known as community advocacy, professional advocacy, general health advocacy or non-statutory advocacy.

What’s on offer and the eligibility varies a lot between different local areas. In some places, only statutory advocacy is available.