Complex Needs Advocacy
The Complex Needs Advocate works with people who have more complex needs. The advocacy role is to support the individual to be involved as much as possible with any decisions relating to their lives. This service is aimed at people who do not match the criteria for Care Act Advocacy or IMCA service.
The Complex Needs Advocate aims to independently empower people to speak up, be listened to and promote their human rights with an aim to get these acted upon.
The Complex Needs Advocate can help the individual to be involved with any decision affecting their life. This may include things such as:
Sometimes the individual’s support or health needs are so complex that they may be unable to make a decision at that time. The Complex Needs Advocate uses a instructed or non-instructed advocacy approach where appropriate, to aid supported decision making.
This means they will try to get know the individual’s preferences, likes, dislikes, history and former views by spending time with them and talking to and obtaining the views of those people who know the person best (family, carers, friends, peers, professionals).
Complex Needs Advocacy also independently supports special projects such as complex safeguarding reviews, provider reviews, accommodation project planning and home closures.
If you would like further information, please contact our office on 01384 456 877.
How to make a referral for a Complex Needs Advocate
Please click the link below to make a referral for a Complex Needs Advocate.
Easy read application forms are available upon request.