About Total Voice Suffolk

The Total Voice Suffolk team is made up of five experienced organisations working together. We have come together as a partnership so that when you contact Total Voice Suffolk, you can quickly get the right specialist support with a single referral.

Types of Advocacy

Our multi-skilled advocates carry out all elements of statutory advocacy (IMCA, IMHA, Care Act and NHS Complaints) and professional advocacy. You can find out more about these services on the Total Voice Suffolk website.

We work with adults who may have mental health issues, learning disabilities, dementia, acquired brain injury or other disability. We also work in some cases with children and with family carers.

The Partnership

VoiceAbility is a national advocacy charity and the lead partner in Total Voice Suffolk. For Total Voice Suffolk, VoiceAbility provides statutory and professional advocacy including IMCA, IMHA, Care Act and NHS Complaints Advocacy.
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Suffolk Family Carers has a number of projects which offer advocacy support to Family Carers. Suffolk Family Carers support Family Carers of all ages; Young CarersYoung Adult Carers and Adult Family Carers. Suffolk Family Carers are here to help you. A Family Carers can be of any age whose life is restricted because they are looking after another person who cannot manage without help because of illness, age related frailty, mental health need, substance misuse or disability. Family Carers are not paid and do not always live with the person they care for. They may be caring for a friend, neighbour or relative.
Ace Advocacy Logo Ace Anglia offers one to one formal advocacy and group advocacy for people with learning disabilities. Ace have monthly People First groups across Suffolk, where people can speak up and have a voice. The groups are facilitated by experienced independent advocates.

Suffolk User Forum is a service user-led mental health charity. For Total Voice Suffolk, Suffolk User forum provides informal mental health advocacy.

Royal Association for Deaf people (RAD) was founded in 1841, and provides services to Deaf people in their first language which is usually British Sign Language (BSL) and supports mainstream providers to be more accessible to Deaf people. All our qualified advocates are Deaf themselves or fluent in BSL and are able to adjust their communication to meet the needs of the people we work with. RAD are proud to have achieved the Advocacy Quality Performance Mark and work within the Advocacy Code of Practice.