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Our services in Cheshire

We provide the following services:

  • Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA)
    What’s this?

    Independent Mental Health Advocates (IMHAs) support people with issues relating to their care and treatment when they have been detained (sectioned) under the Mental Health Act. They also help people understand their rights under the Mental Health Act.

  • Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA)
    What’s this?

    Independent Mental Capacity Advocates (IMCAs) support people who lack capacity to make decisions about their long term accommodation or serious medical treatment and who do not have any friends or family appropriate to consult.

  • Relevant Person's Representative (RPR)
    What’s this?

    When a DoLS authorisation is in place and there is no suitable RPR, an advocate can take on the role of RPR.

  • Care Act advocacy
    What’s this?

    Independent Care Act advocates support people to understand their rights under the Care Act and to be fully involved in decisions about any care and support they need. This includes local authority assessments, care reviews, care and support planning and safeguarding processes.

  • Continuing Healthcare advocacy
    What’s this?

    Advocates can support adults with complex long-term needs to understand the process of accessing free social care from the NHS, and independently represent their wishes, preferences and views. We’re unable to accept online referrals at this time. Please call, email or begin a webchat to make a referral for yourself, someone else or as a professional.

  • Exception advocacy in Cheshire West and Chester
    What’s this?

    Exception advocacy is non-statutory advocacy to help people secure their rights and have their interests represented in a range of situations, for example, housing, employment, family matters, social services, debt or benefits problems, when other mainstream services are not able to. This is non-statutory or general advocacy.