Dealing with professionals in the care or health system can sometimes feel intimidating and you may find it difficult to express your views. If you need support, an independent advocate can help you say what you want, get the information you need and make sure your rights are protected.

Next steps

Contact your local council to find out about advocacy services in your area. You can find their contact details on

For more information about advocacy, see our factsheet Helping you get your voice heard: Independent advocacy.

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