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Most of our services are working as normal, with our staff working from home.

If you need any support please call us on 01606 331 853.
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Our Office Number: 01606 331 853

Our Office Number: 01606 331 853

Advocacy

Get support to have your say about what matters to you and understand your rights

Do you need support to say what matters to you and understand your rights? We can help you when you need an advocate in a range of situations

Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA)
Including Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)

(Cheshire Advocacy hub is a partnership between Disability Positive and AUK Cheshire)

If you have been assessed as not able to make important decisions (usually this is called ‘lacking capacity’) our advocates can help you.

To use our service you need to be 

  • Aged 16 or over
  • Assessed as lacking capacity to make decisions about medical treatment, accommodation, adult protection cases or care or involved in the Deprivation of Liberty Assessment Process (DoLS)

Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA)

(Cheshire Advocacy hub is a partnership between Disability Positive and AUK Cheshire)

Are you being treated under the Mental Health Act?

Do you need help with saying what you want?

Our  Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) Service is for people who have a legal right to an advocate because of their circumstances. 

If you are being treated under the Mental Health Act, our IMHA  can make sure that your voice is heard.

To use our service you need to be: : 

  • Aged 16 and over
  • Being treated under the Mental Health Act

Care Act Advocacy

(Cheshire Advocacy hub is a partnership between Disability Positive and AUK Cheshire)

If you have care and support needs and need help saying what you want and understanding what your rights are, we can help. 

Our Care Act Advocates can support care assessments, care and support planning, care reviews, safeguarding enquiries, safeguarding reviews and submit appeals for you. 

To use this service you need to : 

  • Be aged 16 and over
  • Have care and support needs

Continuing Healthcare (CHC) Advocacy (Cheshire West only)

(Cheshire Advocacy hub is a partnership between Disability Positive and AUK Cheshire)

If you are struggling to understand healthcare funding issues under Continuing Healthcare, we can help. 

Our Continuing Healthcare (CHC) advocates can give support and representation in challenging continuing healthcare funding issues,  and help you to make the right decisions. . 

To use this service you need to  : 

  • Be aged 18 or over
  • Be in need of support and representation in challenging continuing healthcare funding issues.

General Advocacy

We now have a general advocacy service, so if you need help saying what you want and understanding what your rights are, we can help. 

Our Advocates can support you with specific issues; including difficulties with things like housing, benefits and benefits appeals, education, children’s welfare, and support with writing letters and attending meetings.

To use this service you need to : 

  •  have lived experience of disability or long-term condition
  • want help from an advocate
  • live in Cheshire

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