Who is this for?
- Adults aged between 18 and 65 years old
Who provides this?
- CAPS Independent Advocacy
CAPS Independent Advocacy provides individual advocacy for people who identify as experiencing a mental health issue, who are affected by drug or alcohol use or are experiencing an eating disorder.
CAPS also provide individual advocacy to children and young people who are experiencing the Children’s Hearings system or who are experiencing an eating disorder.
An independent advocacy worker can assist you to have your views and wishes heard and have a stronger voice.
CAPS’ advocacy workers can support you to:
• prepare for and attend meetings
• have your say
• get the information you need to help you make your own choices and understand your options
An advocacy worker can assist you to have your voice heard in all sorts of issues relating to your mental health or drug or alcohol use. Examples of common things people ask CAPS to support them with are:
• Mental Health Tribunals
• benefits assessments
• social work meetings
• speaking to your doctor
• getting advice when you need it e.g. Citizen’s Advice or solicitor
CAPS can’t give you advice or legal representation on your situation ourselves or act as counsellors or befrienders.
As an independent advocacy provider, CAPS are not part of the council, the NHS or any other service. It doesn’t provide anything else except advocacy and that means we are free just to follow your agenda and no one else’s.
CAPS are there to help you explain your point of view and what you want to happen so it will never tell you what to do or take anyone else’s side except yours.
How do I access this?
- Service is appointment only
- Referrals by third parties
Is there a cost?
Is there a waiting list?
- Public parking
- Wheelchair access
|Monday||9.00 am – 5.00 pm|
|Tuesday||9.00 am – 5.00 pm|
|Wednesday||9.00 am – 5.00 pm|
|Thursday||9.00 am – 5.00 pm|
|Friday||9.00 am – 5.00 pm|