Doncaster

To help and support people in Doncaster, we offer a range of advocacy services. You can find a summary of these services below, which are available for people with a range of issues including learning, physical or sensory disabilities, mental health illnesses, acquired brain injury and dementia.

You can find information about the particular service and how to contact the Doncaster team by clicking on each service.

Doncaster Advocacy Services is commissioned by Doncaster Council to ensure all services meet the advocacy needs of the local communities. VoiceAbility offers the below services, with support from Doncaster HealthWatch, Partially Sighted Society and Doncaster Carers.

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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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In Doncaster, we provide the Paid Relevant Person's Representative service. An advocate will be appointed by the local Authority if the person is subject to Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and they do not have any friends or relatives suitable, willing and able to act as the person's representative.

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Do you live in Doncaster 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 Doncaster team.

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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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VoiceAbility offer independent community advocacy for vulnerable adults receiving social or health care services in Doncaster, supporting you to speak up about what you want and making sure your voice is heard.

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Our advocacy services are for people with learning disabilities who are detained under the Mental Health Act and who reside in Jubilee Close or Amber Lodge. We also provide advocacy for people who receive mental health and learning disability services at Tickhill Road.

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VoiceAbility provides free and independent advocacy to people who are being treated at Cheswold Park Hospital.

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VoiceAbility provides free and independent advocacy to people who are being treated at Hesley Village.

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Our training could help to empower you, or you could help us to run training as a volunteer.

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