Refer for the advocacy service you or the person you work with here.

Here at The Advonet Group, we provide advocacy services to people in Leeds. Along with our partners, we aim to offer advocacy to anyone who needs it. We can help you to speak up and have your voice heard on issues that are important to you.

If you would like to make an advocacy referral, or if you are making a referral on behalf of someone, please click on the relevant button further down the page.

What kind of advocacy do you need?

Care Act Advocacy
Community Advocacy
Health Complaints Advocacy

Getting someone’s rights upheld if they are going through an Adult Social Care Act Assessment.

Support to access information, understand your rights, and have your voice heard.

Support to raise a complaint about NHS care or treatment.

Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA)
Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA)
1.2 Representative Advocacy

Support for a person who is having a best interest decisions made for a Change of Accommodation or Serious Medical Treatment.

Independent advocacy for patients detained under the Mental Health Act.

Referrals for this service can only be made by a legal or social care professional.

If the referral is with regard to a safeguarding issue, then please use the Care Act Advocacy referral form.

Referrals for our Inclusion Projects

As well as our advocacy services, there are referral forms for our Leeds Autism AIM, Bradford and Craven Autism AIM and Leep1 projects.

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Leeds Autism AIM provide advocacy, information and signposting, one-to-one peer support, post-diagnostic support and run peer-led groups for autistic adults (aged 18 and over) who get little or no funded support living in the Leeds area.

Bradford and Craven Autism AIM offer one-to-one peer support, information and signposting and have a Health Access Project to help autistic adults to access local GP services. It is for autistic adults (aged 18 and over) in the Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven areas.

Leep1 – Leeds People First are a people first group for adults with a learning disability in Leeds. They support their members to speak up for themselves and their community. They offer a wide range of activities that improve skills, build confidence and wellbeing.