The Advocacy People
The Advocacy People is an independent charity that provides free independent and confidential advocacy services. It was previously known as SeAp but changed their name in early 2020 and are now known as The Advocacy People.
They provide independent advocacy services to help resolve issues or concerns you may have about your health and wellbeing or your health and social care services. Their aim is to ensure that:
- You are in control of decisions which are made about you
- Your experiences, views, wishes and feelings are heard
- You can contribute to improving the health and care services you use
How can The Advocacy People team can help you?
Sometimes we all need help to speak up about things that concern or worry us.
If you have been let down by your local health or social care services it can be hard to know where to turn. You may not feel confident about getting back in touch with your local authority, hospital or other service provider, or know who you need to contact. Perhaps you don’t quite know what you want to say? Or the right questions to ask?
Our advocacy services can help you resolve your issues or concerns and help you have a say in the way you, or someone you love, are cared for.
Not sure what advocacy is or how an advocate can help you? Find out more about the advocacy people.
Online Help to Prepare for Benefits Assessments
The Advocacy People launched c-app.org.uk an innovative digital service to help people going through the process of applying for disability related benefits. The site gives users all the basic information they need to know about Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).
By using this app, our aim is to ensure that at your interview:
- You are in control of decisions which are made about you.
- Your experiences, views, wishes and feelings are heard.
- You can contribute to improving the health and care services you use.
Our app can help you to:
- Understand what the benefits are and how to apply.
- Understand the forms and the assessment processes.
- Know how to answer the questions in your assessment.
- Know more about your rights.
You can also practice, at your own pace, the sort of questions you'll be asked. This will help you to:
- Be more confident about the forms and ready for your assessment.
- Get clear about what you need to mention in your assessment.
- Get an idea of whether you'll qualify for benefit, and at what level, when you do the assessment for real.
The Veterans’ Advocacy People: For veterans and their families after military service
The Advocacy People offer a service to those who are finding it hard to make the transition from the armed forces to civilian life. All their Veteran Advocates have first-hand experience of military life so, understand the difficulties that ex armed forces people face. They will help with getting housing, applying for pensions and benefits and services. They will listen to you and help you to decide what is next for you.
This service is available for anyone with a military background and their close family or partners, no matter how long ago or how long the time in service was.
You can refer yourself or someone can refer you (with your consent). Just use the central number or email us on the contact details below.
You can contact your local team through The Advocacy People’s contact page or call their central number 0330 440 9000 or text 80800, starting message with PEOPLE or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org