Advocacy contacts

View a list of useful advocacy contacts below.

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Borough-wide advocacy services

Together UK
Together UK work with people who lack capacity to make specific life-changing decisions for reasons including, but not limited to, learning disabilities, dementia mental health needs and acquired brain injury. They have branches across the UK - find your local service on their website.

Website: www.together-uk.org

National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS)
NYAS is a UK charity providing socio-legal services. They offer information, advice, advocacy and legal representation to children, young people and vulnerable adults through a network of dedicated paid workers and volunteers throughout England and Wales.

Tel: 0808 808 1001
Email: info@nyas.net
Website: www.nyas.net

Halton advocacy providers

Advocacy Works Halton
SHAP advocacy provides support for people with mental health conditions.

Tel: 0151 257 9663
Email: haltonadvocacyworks@shap.org.uk
Website: www.halton.shap.org.uk

Knowsley advocacy providers

Knowsley Pensioners' Advocacy and Information Service (KPAIS)
Offers advocacy and support to enable older people in Knowsley to obtain their full rights as citizens which enhances their quality of life.

Tel: 0151 449 3706
Email: pat.mccarthy@kpais.co.uk
Website: www.kpais.co.uk

BIG Group
The Being Involved Group (BIG) is a self-advocacy group for people with learning disabilities. Group members meet regularly to discuss things that are important to them. The group supports each other to speak up.

Tel: 0151 480 8889
Email: biggroup@kdc.org.uk
Website: www.kdc.org.uk/being-involved-group

Knowsley Healthwatch Advocacy
Supports people to make complaints by providing a free, confidential and independent service designed to help people understand your rights and make informed choices. 

Tel: 0151 486 4045
Email: knowsley-advocacy@together-uk.org
Website: www.healthwatchknowsley.co.uk/signposting-information/how-to-complain

Knowsley Carers' Centre
Knowsley Carers' Centre is an independent local registered charity network partner of Carers Trust, providing a range of services to support and enhance the lives of unpaid carers throughout Knowsley.
 
Tel: 0151 549 1412
Website: www.knowsleycarers.co.uk

Sefton advocacy providers

Sefton Advocacy
Sefton Advocacy is an independent advocacy service for people who live in Sefton. 

Tel: 01704 500500
Email: info@seftonadvocacy.org
Website: www.seftonadvocacy.org

Voiceability
Voiceability supports people who face disadvantage or discrimination to have a voice that counts.

Tel: 0300 330 5454
Email: nhscomplaints@voiceability.org
Website: www.voiceability.org

St Helens advocacy providers

Coalition for Disabled People
The St Helens Coalition for Disabled People provides a statutory independent mental health advocacy service in St.Helens.

Tel: 01744 758057
Email: info@sthelenscdp.co.uk
Website: www.sthelenscdp.co.uk

Warrington advocacy providers

Warrington Speak Up
Warrington Speak Up is an independent advocacy organisation actively promoting social inclusion, equality and social justice.

Tel: 01925 248 470
Email: info@speakuptogether.org.uk
Website: www.warringtonspeakup.org.uk

Voiceability
Voiceability provides services to the four secure units at Hollins Park (Auden, Chesterton, Marlowe and Tennyson), together with four beds on Byron ward for Warrington and Halton and for informal patients at Hollins Park.

Tel: 01925 664 445
Email: caylie.ingham@voiceability.org / simon.brown@voiceability.org
Website: www.voiceability.org/services/cheshire/independent-mental-health-advocacy-imha

Wigan advocacy providers

Embrace Wigan and Leigh
Embrace Wigan and Leigh provides advocacy and support for families who have a person with a disability in their life as well as individuals who themselves have disabilities.

Tel: 01925 246 888
Website: www.embracewiganandleigh.org.uk

Wigan Family Welfare
Wigan Family Welfare provides independent mental health advocacy for people detained under most sections of the Mental Health Act.

Tel: 01942 867 888
Website: www.wiganfamilywelfare.co.uk/advocacy