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Advocacy Service

An advocate can help you or your young person be heard. And in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, a new advocacy service called Total Voice,  launched in October 2016.

Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council have brought together all advocacy services for adults, carers, children and young people into one single contract. It's a partnership of specialist advocacy organisations: VoiceAbility, Cambridgeshire Deaf Association and NYAS (the National Youth Advocacy Service).

The service is free, impartial and confidential and aims to:

  • Support you to be heard
  • Help you understand your rights, choices and options
  • Enable you to make your own decisions about healthand social care
  • Get support from the people around you in your community
  • Give the people around you the skills to support you
  • Give you the tools to do as much as you can for yourself

The service supports adults, carers and Children and Young People Looked After or In Need and people with: 

  • Physical disabilities
  • Learning disabilities
  • Autism
  • Mental ill-health
  • Sensory impairments
  • Social or health care needs
  • NHS Health complaints

 Full details about the service, how to get referred, and who's eligible can be downloaded at the  bottom of this page.