Independent Advocacy @ CPF
what is an independent advocate?
An independent advocate is someone you can trust - someone who can help you to speak up about the things which are important to you and your life. An independent advocate can listen to your views and concerns, help you explore your options and rights (without pressuring you), provide information to help you make informed decisions, help you contact relevant people, or contact them on your behalf and accompany you to support you in meetings or at appointments. Our advocacy service is independent - we are not part of Social Services.
How can an Advocate help?
You may want or need:
• Someone to support you in meetings;
• Information about your rights;
• Help from services;
• To make a complaint about a service.
Our eligibility criteria
You need to be:
• An adult with a Learning Disability;
• Currently living in Carmarthenshire;
• (We can support individuals who live outside
Carmarthenshire but there is a charge for this service).
MAKE A REFERRAL
As of April 1st 2022, the way in which you access Advocacy has changed.
All referrals for Advocacy now go through a new central hub called 3CIPA.
You can make an Advocacy Referral for yourself or someone else, if you have
their permission, by clicking HERE, which will take you to the 3CIPA website.
This is Tim Reilly, who is our General Advocate
at Carmarthenshire People First.
Tim can support you with a wide range of issues, and get your voice heard.