The Islington Advocacy Service is provided by POhWER and Elfrida working together to support residents with a variety of issues, where there may be difficulties with communication or understanding information.
Our independent advocates can help you understand your rights and choices and unserstand what options may be available to you. They will only do what has been agreed with you.
Advocacy means enabling your voice to be heard, speaking for you when you can't, and supporting you when you can. Advocacy is about supporting, enabling, and empowering you to express your views and concerns and access information and services where needed.
Elfrida Advocacy Service provides independent advice and support to people with Learning Disabilities in Islington.
We work on issues about Housing, Benefits, Health, Debts, Support and support from Social Services.
Health and Community Advocacy
This service is for carers and any one who has social care or health care needs and requires advocacy support. Our advocates can help with many issues, including helping to transition out of hospital, support to prevent needs worsening and to access services.
Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA)
IMHA can help you if you have been detained under the Mental Health Act by helping you understand your rights, including your right to appeal.
Independent Care and Support Advocacy (ICSA)
ICSA can help anyone who is applying for or receiving social care services, including needs assessments, care plans, safeguarding enquiries and appeals about a decision under the Care Act.