Bath & North East Somerset

Our work in Bath & North East Somerset

With offices in the Bath Carer's centre we have been delivering our unique model of free and independent advocacy since 2013.  Our advocacy services offer a range of advocates with specialist knowledge, skills and expertise to help support the residents of Bath and North East Somerset to understand their rights, express their views and empower them to speak up for themselves.

Swan is committed to supporting the residents of Bath and North East Somerset with the highest quality of free and independent advocacy support, enabling them to make their own decisions and remain in control of their lives.

Below are the services we provide in Bath and North East Somerset
Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (DoLS)

This is specialist advocacy support for people who have a statutory right to advocacy under the Mental Capacity Act 2005, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.

 

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Issue-based mental health advocacy

 This particular type of advocacy is aimed at meeting the needs of individuals who have been admitted to a psychiatric unit as an informal patient or are at risk of re-admission.

Care Act Advocacy

With the changes in the Care Act 2014 we provide statutory advocacy that supports people who would otherwise:  

1) Experience substantial difficulty in being fully involved in the assessment. care and support planning, review and safeguarding process

2) Have no one else who is appropriate to support and represent their wishes.

 

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Other  services we provide in the county
 
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Dementia Advocacy Service

The Dementia Advocacy Service works with people with memory loss and in the early stages of dementia to create a ‘Living well plan’. The service will also support people in the later stages of their illness to ensure their views and wishes are acted upon – keeping them in control when they are no longer in a position to express their wishes

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To learn about our Dementia advocacy service click HERE  

To download our Living Well Plan click HERE

Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA)

Our advocates are specialists who are trained to work within the Mental Health Act 1983 and are completely independent of any person or other service that is involved with the person's treatment of care.

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Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA)

Our advocates are there to make sure that vulnerable adults, who lack the ability to make important decisions and do not have any family or friends to help them, have someone that can make sure that their wishes and feelings are taken into account when other people are making decisions about them.

Regional Help

If you think that you may need our help but are not sure you qualify, then you can either:

 Call us on 03333 44 7928

or

Email banes@swanadvocacy.org.uk