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Dementia Friendly Kent

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Kent Advocacy

Kent Advocacy provide Advocacy services to people across Kent. We can listen to you and support you to speak/speak for you, talk to other people/professionals/groups for you, defend and promote your rights and support you to find information in order to help you make decisions and choices.

An Advocate can support you or someone you know if you have an autistic spectrum disorder; a hearing or sight impairment; a mental health difficulty; a physical disability; and/or are an older person. An Advocate can also support you if you require support to make a complaint about care or treatment you have received by the NHS, you have been referred for advocacy by social services of the NHS for support with your care and support or you are detained under the Mental Health Act 1983.

We work as a partnership of the following organisations;

  • Advocacy for All – who work across the East of Kent specialising in Learning Disability Advocacy, as well as providing IMCA/DoLS/RPR and Care Act Advocacy.
  • seAp – who work across the West of Kent specialising in Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Specialist Advocacy, as well as providing NHS Health Complaints Advocacy, IMCA/DoLS/RPR and Care Act Advocacy.
  • Assert – who work across the East of Kent specialising in Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) as well as providing Community Mental Health Advocacy.
  • ADSS – Alzheimer’s Dementia Support Services who work across the whole of Kent and specialise in providing Community Advocacy support to people living with Dementia.
  • CiLK – Centre of Independent Living Kent work across the whole of Kent and specialise in providing Community Advocacy support to people living with Physical Disability.
  • CROP – Citizens’ Rights for Older People work across the whole of Kent and specialise in providing Community Advocacy support to Older People.
  • RAD – Royal Association for Deaf people work across the whole of Kent and specialise in providing Community Advocacy support to people living with a hearing impairment.
  • Rethink Mental Illness – who work across the West of Kent specialising in Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) as well as providing Community Mental Health Advocacy.
  • Support4Sight – who work across the whole of Kent and specialise in providing Community Advocacy support to people living with a sight impairment.

Contact details:

Websitewww.kentadvocacy.org.uk

Emailkent@seap.org.uk

Phone – 0300 34 35 714

Text – 80800 using the keyword ‘SEAP’

Post – PO BOX 375, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 9HU