SWAN will be launching a new West Berkshire Advocacy Service on 1 October.
This adult service includes:
Please note that Independent Health Complaints Advocacy and Healthwatch in West Berkshire is provided by The Advocacy People.
Our West Berks Independent Mental Health Act 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.
To complete an online referral for our IMHA service, click here.
Alternatively, to download our IMHA referral form, click here.
SWAN’s IMCA provision in West Berkshire also includes Safeguarding Advocacy and Relevant Persons Representative (RPR).
Independent Mental Capacity Act 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.
To complete an online referral for our IMCA service, click here.
Alternatively, to download our IMCA referral form, click here.
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.
To complete an online referral for our ICAA service, click here.
Alternatively, to download our ICAA referral form, click here.