New Advocacy Service

AdvocacyHambleton and Richmondshire Advocacy are coming together with Selby, Harrogate and Craven Advocacy offices to form North Yorkshire Advocacy.  Advocacy services will reach more vulnerable clients across these areas through home visits and appointments.

North Yorkshire Advocacy has secured a three year grant from The Big Lottery to support people across these areas struggling under the strains of managing modern day demands of mail and finance.  The project will train local volunteers to work with clients, to enable people to ultimately manage their finances, preventing debt, financial abuse and ill health due to stress.  

NY Advocacy will be offering advocacy as required by the Care Act (2014).  Under the Act, an independent advocate must be appointed by the local authority to support people with significant difficulties contributing positively to decisions regarding their health and social care.  This could be at any stage of an assessment, planning, care review, safeguarding enquiry or safeguarding adult review.

The service will also continue to offer free and independent generic advocacy to individuals who require support in getting their voice heard.  People can be referred by other agencies or can refer themselves.

Contact  or call the Harrogate office on 01423 547500.