An advocate is a person who can support you and speak on your behalf if you want them to.

Advocacy services help you access information and ensure your voice is heard when decisions that affect you are being made.

Why use an advocate?

Advocates are independent. They don’t represent the views of others, such as your local authority or the NHS.

They won’t make decisions for you or give you their personal opinion.

An advocate can:

  • contact people on your behalf
  • go to meetings with you to give you support
  • speak on your behalf when you don’t feel comfortable speaking yourself
  • write letters and emails on your behalf

Batias Independent Advocacy Service

An advocate is a person who can support you and speak on your behalf if you want them to. Advocacy … Read more

Who the service provides for

18 year olds and above with a learning disability.

Phone number: 01375 389869
Operational locations: Essex, Thurrock

CARA (Centre for Action on Rape and Abuse)

CARA (Centre for Action on Rape and Abuse) is for victims and survivors of sexual violence and child sexual abuse.  … Read more

Email address: info@caraessex.org.uk
Phone number: 01206 769795
Operational locations: Braintree, Chelmsford, Colchester

DIAL South Essex

DIAL South Essex provide support to local disabled people in the form of: support, information and advice help with filling … Read more

Phone number: 0333 366 1045 Mobile/Text 07786 088538 or 07826 902087
Operational locations: Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point, Rochford, Thurrock

POhWER

POhWER is a charity which offers information, advice, support and advocacy services throughout England. They support people who face difficult … Read more

Email address: pohwer@pohwer.net
Phone number: 0300 456 2370
Operational locations: National

South Essex Rape and Incest Crisis Centre (SERICC)

South Essex Rape and Incest Crisis Centre (SERICC) offer specialist services for anyone who has experienced any form of sexual … Read more

Who the service provides for

4 years old and above.

Email address: sericc@sericc.org.uk
Phone number: 01375 380609
Operational locations: Basildon, Brentwood, Epping, Essex, Thurrock

Southend Mencap Advocacy Service

The Southend Mencap Advocacy Service help by: supporting people who might not otherwise have a voice making sure people know … Read more

Who the service provides for

15 year olds and above with a learning disability.

Phone number: 01702 334514
Operational locations: Castle Point, Rochford, Southend-on-Sea