Within Wakefield, Total Voice delivers free, independent and confidential advocacy as well as participation and involvement sessions.
Advocacy can be vital for people who can not speak up for themselves, or people who feel that they do not have the power to do so.
Our multi-skilled advocates carry out elements of statutory and community advocacy to adults and young people across the area.
Do you live in Wakefield 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 Wakefield 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.
If you are an adult living in Wakefield and have a learning disability, you can get your voice heard by decision makers in the council. We support the co-chair and members of the Learning Disability Partnership Board in their role and facilitate self advocacy groups across the area.
If you are on the autistic spectrum, live in Wakefield and would like to come along to a support group then WAVE could be what you are looking for. WAVE is the only dedicated support group in Wakefield for people with autism and usually runs on a Thursday afternoon, every two weeks. If you want to find out more about the group, please contact Helen Silverwood on the details above.