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Nationwide Advocacy Service

About Advent Advocacy

Providing a nationwide advocacy service since 2007, Advent Advocacy provides a full range of Advocacy Services including Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA), Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA), Care Act Advocacy, Children’s and Young Person’s Advocacy, Generic Advocacy and Non-Instructed Advocacy services nationwide.

We pride ourselves on being from being different to any other provider.

What makes us different?

We provide a non-adversarial approach. We believe an adversarial approach can be detrimental to the therapeutic alliances which the service users and service providers have developed. Advent Advocacy strongly believes this way of advocating will not compromise our ability to represent our service users. We offer an equitable service that is without judgment or prejudice and this enables the service user to continue to work with the care team, thus facilitating independence, self-advocacy and cohesiveness in a safe environment.

Along with our ethos of a non-adversarial approach we work with commissioners, service providers and service users to offer a truly flexible advocacy service that adapts to the environment we are working in.

We are a quality assured service, committed to attaining and maintaining the highest level of service provision, encouraging regular and ongoing appraisal and satisfaction data from both service users and providers.

We provide quantitative recording of activities to ensure comprehensive feedback to service users, service providers and commissioners. We have established extensive reporting structures, which enable us to record our activities and identify trends and areas of need.

We deliver a service which is underpinned by the National Service Framework for Mental Health, the Department of Health’s publication ‘Valuing People Now’ and the Advocacy Charter.

Advent Advocacy has had multiple citations in inspection reports completed by external auditors, which acknowledge the quality of our advocacy service.

Our Team 

We have advocates located across the country and specialise in providing local advocates in any geographical location.

Advent Advocacy prides itself on the careful selection and recruitment of our staff team.

Our staff team has extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of working in a myriad of different health care environments. Our advocates combine academic excellence, including higher degrees, with applied practice and professional qualifications, for example the IMHA and IMCA qualifications.

Leadership, training and supervision is provided by a team with vast experience which includes Psychiatrists, Senior Mental Health Practitioners, Social Care Workers and experienced Senior Practicing Advocates.