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Our services in Tameside

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Non-statutory health and social care advocacy in Tameside
    What’s this?

    This support is for people who are not eligible for statutory advocacy, but need advocacy support regarding a health and social care issue.

  • NHS complaints advocacy in Tameside
    What’s this?

    All NHS Complaints in Tameside are supported by Healthwatch. To get advocacy support with an NHS complaint in Tameside, please contact Healthwatch by email, phone or visiting their website.