Isle of Wight

Changing Lives on the Isle of Wight

SWAN will be launching our brand new service on 1 June 2021 for vulnerable adults living on the Isle of Wight.  We will be delivering Independent Mental Health Act Advocacy, Independent Care Act Advocacy and Independent Mental Capacity Act Advocacy.

Alongside our core service we will be coproducing and delivering SelfAdvocacy Workshops, empowering individuals who may not meet the criteria for statutory advocacy to develop selfadvocacy skills.

To download a referral form for advocacy on the Isle of Wight, please click here.

Join Us

We are seeking Volunteer Advocacy Coaches and Volunteer Community Champions to join our Isle of Wight team.  Find out more here.

For more information please select from the following advocacy types:

Independent Mental Health Act Advocacy (IMHA)

Our Isle of Wight IMHA advocates are specialists who are trained and qualified to work within the Mental Health Act 1983. They are completely independent of any person or other service involved with the treatment or care of the person they are supporting.

To find out more about Independent Mental Health Advocacy click here.

Independent Care Act Advocacy (ICAA)

We provide statutory advocacy under The Care Act 2014 which supports people who:

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

– Have no one else appropriate to support and represent their wishes.

To find out more about Care Act advocacy click here.

Independent Mental Capacity Act Advocacy (IMCA)

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

To find out more about Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy click here.

Self-Advocacy Programme - Be Heard on the Isle of Wight

Our Self-Advocacy programme provides self and peer advocacy workshops, and one-to-one advocacy coaching, for vulnerable people to develop and practice their self-advocacy skills.

More information is coming soon, but if you want to be the first to know, why not drop us an email? iow@swanadvocacy.org.uk