Address: 1st Floor, Gordon House, 3-5 Leicester St, Southport, PR9 0ER
Telephone: 01704 500500
Website address: www.seftonadvocacy.org
Who we help: Sefton residents aged 16 and over
Opening times (drop-in): 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Opening times (for appointments): Monday to Friday
Outreach location(s): Home visits and visits to outreach locations by prior arrangement
Telephone advice service: 01704 500500 Monday to Friday
We are an Independent Advocacy Service for people who live in Sefton. We can provide 1:1 advocacy support to any vulnerable resident to enable them to get their voice heard. Sefton Advocacy specialises in supporting disabled people with low level or severe and enduring mental distress, learning disabilities and difficulties, physical disabilities and impairments, or clients who are vulnerable through circumstance, and social or economic disadvantage.
Our extensive holistic casework aims to address difficult issues which are impacting upon clients lives and affecting their health and wellbeing. As a generic service we will address any issues which may range from community care, in particular care packages and care homes, housing, debt, benefits and finances, family, adult, child safeguarding etc. This intensive support is particularly beneficial when there are major decisions or changes required to be taken.
Sefton Advocacy offers outreach and many meetings take place at our client’s home. We will provide support at any setting either in the community, in hospital or in care homes. We also provide general help, information and advice in addition to our advocacy services. We have self-advocacy groups which meet regularly at our offices. The charity is well-established and respected within the community, is responsive and proactive with excellent knowledge of local health and social care structures and services.
Our advocates act in partnership with a vulnerable person in a way that builds confidence and empowers them to achieve self-advocacy where possible. However if there is difficulty in instructing or the client lacks capacity to instruct we adopt a ‘best practice’ non instructed model to ensure these voices are heard.