Our services in Doncaster

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?

    If a DoLS authorisation is in place and there is no RPR available, 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.

  • NHS complaints advocacy
    What’s this?

    NHS complaints advocates support people to complain about the treatment or care that they or a friend or family member have received from an NHS service. This support is available at every stage of the complaints process. 

  • Prison advocacy from our Doncaster team
    What’s this?

    Our IMCA, Care Act, NHS complaints and general advocacy services are available for prisoners in Lindholme, Doncaster, Hatfield and Moorland prisons.

  • General advocacy in Doncaster
    What’s this?

    We support people with additional needs to understand their options and make decisions when they face a challenge or issue. This support is for people who are using adult care services or mental health services. If someone is not eligible for statutory advocacy, they may be able to access general advocacy.

  • General Advocacy for Hesley Group
    What’s this?

    Our advocates are available for residents and their family members and carers at all of these Hesley Group locations: Copperclay Mews, Easingwold, Fullerton School, Hesley Village, Low Laithes, Stanley Mew, Thorne, Wakefield, Wilsic School.

  • Advocacy in Cheswold Park hospital
    What’s this?

    Our independent advocates are available for patients at Cheswold Park Hospital, and their family members and carers. Patients can also get advocacy support after being discharged from the hospital. 

  • Rule 1.2A Representative
    What’s this?

    Support if someone is or may be deprived of their liberty in a community or domestic setting.

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