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
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:
Brighton & Hove
Advocacy for adults with mental health issues including those affecting older people.
Advocacy for adults with learning disabilities.
Advocacy for adults with learning disabilities involved in the criminal and civil courts, including parents with learning disabilities involved in child protection proceedings.
Advocacy services for vulnerable older people, including those with sensory impairments.
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.