Advocacy services

East Sussex produces a factsheet called ‘Independent advocacy – Someone to speak up for you’. You can get it from Health and Social Care Connect or download it from www.eastsussex.gov.uk

Useful contacts

East Sussex

East Sussex County Council has a contract with POhWER to provide independent and confidential advocacy services.

You can talk to POhWER advocates in the strictest confidence either by asking your care manager or ward staff for a referral or by contacting them direct:

Tel: 0300 020 0092 (charged at local rate)
Email: pohwer@pohwer.net
Skype: pohwer.advocacy
Web: www.pohwer.net
Write to: PO Box 14043, Birmingham B6 9BL

Brighton & Hove

Mind
Advocacy for adults with mental health issues including those affecting older people.

Tel: 01273 666950
Email: info@mindcharity.co.uk
Web: www.mindcharity.co.uk

Speak Out
Advocacy for adults with learning disabilities.

Tel: 01273 421921
Email: info@bhspeakout.org.uk
Web: www.bhspeakout.org.uk

Interact
Advocacy for adults with learning disabilities involved in the criminal and civil courts, including parents with learning disabilities involved in child protection proceedings.

Tel: 01273 229008
Email: info@bh-impetus.org
Web: www.bh-impetus.org/projects/interact

Age UK
Advocacy services for vulnerable older people, including those with sensory impairments.

Tel: 01273 720603
Email: info@ageuk-bh.org.uk
Web: www.ageuk.org.uk

Possability People
Free confidential and independent issue-based advocacy support to adults with a physical and/or sensory impairment, including people who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Tel: 01273 894040
Email: hello@possabilitypeople.org.uk
Web: www.possabilitypeople.org.uk