This service is for people living in Havering who have a statutory right to Advocacy.

This would include:

  • Those who are detained under the mental health act (IMHA)
  • Those who have been deemed to lack capacity (IMCA)
  • Those who have the right to access advocacy under the care act, including young carers (Care Act Advocacy)
  • Those who wish to make a complaint against the NHS (NHS Complaints Advocacy).

If you find it difficult to express yourself, and you don’t have a friend or relative who can support you, Havering Statutory Independent Advocacy service can help make sure your voice is heard. Our Advocates are here to listen to you, to be on your side, to give you support and information and to help your fight your corner and ensure your voice is heard.

Our advocates will help you to

  • Express your views
  • Secure your rights
  • Represent your issues
  • Obtain the services you need

Our advocates can go with you to

  • Ward Rounds
  • Care Programme Approach Meetings (CPA)
  • Meetings appealing your section
  • Medication reviews
  • Discharge meetings (Section 117)

Our advocates can help you to

  • Explore your options
  • Make informed decisions
  • Resolve issues with your care and treatment
  • Access information (eg Health records)
  • Access other services
  • Write letters and make phone calls
  • Understand the complaints process
  • Understand your rights under the Mental Health Act
  • Prepare for a Care Act Assessment
  • Attend CPA meetings or tribunals
  • Understand Care Act assessments

How can I access this service?