Easy Read information about Sussex Advocacy Partnership

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If you find it difficult to speak up for yourself, and you don’t have a friend or family member who can support you, 

an advocate can help make sure your voice is heard.

The Sussex Advocacy Partnership provides a range of advocacy services to people who live in Brighton and Hove, East Sussex and West Sussex. 

The members of the Sussex Advocacy Partnership are:

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POhWER

Mind in Brighton and Hove

Impact Advocacy

Brighton and Hove Speak Out

MindOut

Sussex Interpreting Services

In Brighton and Hove, the partnership offers the following statutory Advocacy services:

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Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) including Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) and Relevant Person's Paid Representative Services (RPPR)

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Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) delivered by Mind in Brighton and Hove

Care Act Advocacy

NHS Complaints Advocacy

In Brighton and Hove, the partnership also offers Community Advocacy including:

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Community Mental Health Advocacy, delivered by Mind in Brighton & Hove

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LGBTQ and Trans Advocacy, delivered by MindOut

Community advocacy for people with learning disabilities and advocacy for parents with learning disabilities, delivered by Brighton & Hove Speak Out

Community advocacy for people with sensory, communication, cognitive or physical impairment

Advocacy for people with autism and Asperger’s syndrome, delivered by Impact Advocacy

Bi-lingual advocacy for people whose first language isn’t English, delivered by Sussex Interpreting Services

POhWER will also provide a qualified Deaf Advocate for service users in Brighton and Hove whose first language is British Sign Language.

In East Sussex, the partnership offers the following statutory Advocacy services:

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Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) including Relevant Person's Paid Representative Services (RPPR)

In West Sussex, the partnership offers the following statutory Advocacy services:

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Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) including Relevant Person's Paid Representative Services (RPPR)

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Care Act Advocacy

If you are not sure whether you can get an advocate, or for more information, advice and support in your area, please contact us:

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CALL US: 0300 456 2370