Advocacy is having someone by your side, and on your side, when you want to be more involved in decisions about your care, treatment and living arrangements. An advocate can talk through the situation you’re currently in and the options open to you. They can help you decide what you want and then communicate it to people. This is particularly useful if it’s difficult to understand things or to speak up and be heard.
After 1st July 2023 we are no longer the providers of statutory and community advocacy in County Durham. However, we continue to provide Specialist Mental Health Advocacy.
For Statutory and Community Advocacy, please contact Cloverleaf at:
This hub covers the following areas:
- County Durham (Specialist Mental Health Advocacy only)
Our advocates can:
- Listen to you and try to understand your point of view
- Work with you to understand your situation and what may be stopping you from getting what you want
- Offer you support to tell other people what you want or introduce you to others who may be able to help
- Help you understand what choices you have and what the consequences of those choices might be
- Help you to have control over your life and will take up issues on your behalf if you want them to
- Support you to self-advocate
Download more information:
Make a referral now:
- To make a referral today, download our easy to complete form and then send this to firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you would like to get in touch, you can download our simple contact form and send a copy to email@example.com
- For County Durham please use our Specialist Mental Health referral form.
To contact us, please call us on 0300 7900 559 or alternatively, during office hours you can use the webchat function embedded on this page.