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Our services in Northamptonshire

Advocacy services in North Northamptonshire. Quality Checkers services are available across Northamptonshire.

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.

  • IMHA for young people
    What’s this?

    Our advocates support young people by explaining their rights and supporting them find out information about their treatment or raise concerns about their experience and/​or care in hospital. We can also support young people at meetings, ward rounds or care reviews. For details contact us or ask ward staff.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • Quality Checkers
    What’s this?

    Quality Checkers visit care services and use their own experience of learning disability to assess and report on what is good and what needs improvement.

We run weekly advocacy drop-ins for young people staying in the Sett and the Burrows mental health wards.