VoiceAbility | Lincolnshire
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Our services in Lincolnshire

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.

  • 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.

  • Looked After Children's advocacy
    What’s this?

    Specialist advocacy for children who are Looked After, including children living in a children’s home.

  • Child protection advocacy
    What’s this?

    Our advocates support children and young people who are going through a child protection process, including making sure their voice is heard at meetings such as Child Protection Conferences.

  • Rule 1.2 Representative
    What’s this?

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

  • 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. 

  • Speak Out Lincolnshire
    What’s this?

    Led by people with learning disabilities, the Speak Out project runs meetings, drop-in sessions and campaigns to make sure that the views of people with support needs are heard in decisions that the local council is making.

  • 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.

  • Mental health user involvement
    What’s this?

    We involve people with lived experience of mental health issues in the local Mental Health Partnership Board, so that their views are heard in decisions that the local council is making.

  • General advocacy in Lincolnshire
    What’s this?

    We work with adults with disabilities if they are facing a challenge or issue and need support to make sure their voice and views are heard. This support is for people over the age of 18 living in Lincolnshire who are using adult care services or mental health services. We can also support carers of someone using these services. If someone is not eligible for statutory advocacy, they may be able to access general advocacy.