Advocates can help

Advocates can give advice, support and information to people of any age, helping them to voice their concerns and guiding them through difficult or challenging times. Consider using
the services of an advocate if you feel unsure or concerned when you are faced with making an
important decision about your care choices. They can be especially useful if you have a disability
and you need to make your voice heard.

Advocates are not there to tell you what to do or to make decisions for you, but to help you express your views and make your own decisions.

Useful contacts

Advocacy (Essex) Services
Puts you in touch with advocacy services in the county.
Tel: 01245 382838
Web: www.advocacyessex.co.uk

BATIAS
Independent advocacy service for adults with a learning disability.
373a Rayleigh Road
Eastwood, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 5PS
Tel: 01702 528021
Email: batiassos@btconnect.com

POhWER (The Advocacy Agency)
Provides free, confidential independent advocacy to users of care and community services across Essex.
Web: www.pohwer.net/in-your-area/whereyou-live/essex

South East Essex Advocacy for Older People
West Road House , 225 West Road,
Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex SS0 9DE
Tel: 01702 340566

Southend Mencap
Advocacy for people with learning disabilities including a Transitional Advocate for schoolleavers.
100 London Road, Southend-on-Sea,
Essex SS1 1PG
Tel: 01702 334514
Email: southendmencap.advocacy@hotmail.co.uk

Together Advocacy Centre
2 Weston Chambers
Weston Road
Southend-on-Sea SS1 1AU
Email: southendadvocacy@together-uk.org