Doncaster Advocacy Services offers advocacy for people with a range of issues including learning, physical or sensory disabilities, mental health illnesses, acquired brain injury and dementia. We can also support anyone to make a complaint to the NHS. VoiceAbility provides the services with support from Doncaster HealthWatch, Partially Sighted Society and Doncaster Carers.
Advocacy Drop In Sessions
For FREE confidential support come and see us at one of the Hubs. Click here to download a list of dates and venues.
Last year we moved offices and our correct address is now: VoiceAbility Doncaster Advocacy Services, Rear Of Carcroft Social Club, Chestnut Avenue, Carcroft, Doncaster, DN6 8AG
How does an IMHA from VoiceAbility Doncaster help? People who are treated under the Mental Health Act now have the right to independent mental health advocacy (IMHA). This applies to hospital patients and those who are on a Supervised Community Treatment. In Doncaster the IMHA service is provided by VoiceAbility Doncaster. If you are on a section, you can choose whether or not to have the help of an IMHA. If you do decide to work with an IMHA, he or she can only act with your permission.
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.
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.
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.