Isle of Wight

Changing Lives on the Isle of Wight

SWAN has been delivering Independent Mental Health Act Advocacy, Independent Care Act Advocacy and Independent Mental Capacity Act Advocacy since June 2021.

In April 2022, we launched an Independent Health Complaints Advocacy service.

Alongside our core services we coproduce and deliver 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.



Click here to view information about our Isle of Wight services in easy read


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.

Independent Health Complaints Advocacy (IHCA)

Our advocates provide statutory, independent NHS complaints advocacy supporting people who want to make a formal complaint using the NHS Complaints Procedure. This can be about any aspect of NHS-funded healthcare and can include issues such as poor treatment or service.

To find out more about NHS Complaints advocacy click here.

If you have a complaint about the NHS on the Isle of Wight you can  contact us for guidance and information.

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?