We are the Devon Advocacy Consortium, a partnership of nine charitable advocacy organisations, brought together in 2014 and led by Living Options Devon (registered charity number 1102489). Partners include:
- Devon Link-Up
- Haven Advocacy
- Plymouth and Devon Racial Equality Council
- Rethink Mental Illness
- SEAP (Support, Empower, Advocate, Promote)
- Vocal Advocacy
- Young Devon
To find out more about these organisations and the work they do please click on the logos below.
We work together to provide the following free and independent advocacy services across Devon and Torbay:
- General and Health Complaints Advocacy - Devon only
- Care Act Advocacy
- Independent Mental Health Advocacy
- Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy
Each organisation within the consortium has a specialist area, such as Mental Health, Learning Disabilities, older people. This means that we are able to allocate referrals to the most appropriate provider dependent on the person’s needs.
Our aim is to support people to have their voice heard and their rights upheld. We help people to engage in health and social care issues that affect them, be involved with decisions being made about them and be aware of choices available to them. Our advocates are all trained to the appropriate level (dependent on the type of advocacy they provide) and are skilled at working with people with complex needs including difficulties in communication and non-verbal clients.
The Devon Advocacy Consortium are committed to the principles of the Advocacy Charter, developed in 2002. The charter defines and promotes key advocacy principles including:
- Clarity of Purpose
- Putting People First
- Equal Opportunity
- Supporting Advocates
We have a dedicated contact centre team who are happy to take referrals and deal with enquiries. Alternatively you can contact any organisation within the Consortium directly. To make a referral please go to the Contact Us page.