I want support

What do we do?

You can ask your advocate to help you in a number of ways, including:

  • supporting you to uphold and promote your rights
  • making sure you get your wishes and views heard
  • making sure the correct procedures are followed by your health and social care services
  • helping you access information 
  • supporting you at meetings and assessments - or attending on your behalf
  • speaking for you in situations where you don't feel able to speak for yourself
  • supporting you to write letters or statements

 

Most of our work is carried out through a one-to-one confidential relationship between you and your advocate.

We work in partnership with you, your family and local communities to provide opportunities to build stronger, more welcoming and more inclusive communities. We aim to support those who are most vulnerable to stay involved, improve their wellbeing and to use and share their personal strengths.

As well as traditional advocacy, our services include:

  • self-advocacy – making your own decisions and speaking up for yourself
  • befriending – providing you with opportunities to socialise and interact with other people
  • mentoring – a 1-1 relationship to help you develop knowledge, skills and experiences that are important to you
  • travel training – step-by-step training in using public transport safely and independently
  • a number of different creative initiatives and groups, aimed at inclusion and independence

 

We are independent and aim to involve you to be as independent as possible. All Cloverleaf activities support you to gain the skills you need to be confident, negotiate successfully and express yourself.

How can we help you?

How can we help you?

Advocacy can be helpful in all kinds of situations where you are finding it difficult to make your views known, or to make people listen and take your views into account. Advocacy often focuses on accessing, using, raising concerns or making complaints about health and care services. Other common areas of work are connected with benefits, employment, education and learning opportunities.

If you need support in any of these areas and are not quite sure where to turn or the questions to ask, our advocacy services can support you.  We can support you to resolve your issues or concerns and have a say in the way you receive services.
 
For more information about our services and how we can help you, please use the buttons on the left.  Or, to make a referral click here