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Range of support and services to ensure fairness and equality for adults who may be vulnerable, disadvantaged, discriminated against.  This includes mental and physical ill health, sensory impairment, learning disability, drug and alcohol misuse, older people, and carers.

Offer advocacy services to all.

Can provide appropriate adults Lifelinks – provides one-to-one support & help builds confidence and skills for individuals with mild/moderate learning difficulties, mental ill health, Autism & people over 50.Advocacy:

IMCA (Independent Mental Capacity Advocate):

IMHA (Independent Mental Health Advocate):


Appropriate Adult:

14 Charles Street, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 2AQ
01905 27525

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Advocacy services offer support to vulnerable people, people with physical/learning disabilities and/or sensory impairments. These services will support people to: ¦Speak out for themselves ¦Make sure their rights are respected ¦Express what they want ¦Represent their interests ¦Help them get the services they need Their underpinning principles are to promote social inclusion, equality and social justice
Services to support those suffering from problems relating to drugs and/or alcohol.
If there is a problem with either a persons physical or mental health this can affect their day to day lives and may mean that they are entitled to benefits as a result and further medical support.
A Learning Disability is the disorder that affects the brain's ability to receive and process information. This disorder can make it problematic for a person to learn as quickly or in the same way as someone who isn't affected by a learning disability.
Disability, according to the World Health Organization, is " umbrella term, covering impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. An impairment is a problem in body function or structure; an activity limitation is a difficulty encountered by an individual in executing a task or action; while a participation restriction is a problem experienced by an individual in involvement in life situations.
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