Camden and Islington Integrated Advocacy service provide independent advocacy in partnership with people a wide range of disabilities in the London Boroughs of Camden and Islington. We provide:
- Independent Care Act Advocacy (ICSA)
- Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA)
- Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA)
- Paid Representative (PRPR)
- NHS Complaints Advocacy (IHCA)
- Non Statutory Advocacy
Please visit our website at www.rethink.org/londonadvocacy for more information, referral forms, and our webchat service, or contact us via 0300 7900 559, option 2, to speak to a referral administrator.
If you live, work, study or volunteer in either the borough of Camden or Islington, the following free training courses are available: Mental Health First Aid (two days) and Youth Mental Health First Aid (two days). Full details at www.rethink.org/camdenislingtontraining.
The following courses can also be delivered in the work place: Mental Health Awareness (one day) and Mental Health in the Workplace for Managers (one day). Read about workplace training and contact Rethink to find out more about the individual courses, on 020 7840 3069, email@example.com. 89 Albert Embankment, SE1 7TP. For employers, there's also a toolkit to help you promote good mental health among your colleagues.
To be eligible for our services, persons should:
- Be ordinarily resident in Camden or Islington.
- Qualify for a statutory advocacy service; Please see our website or contact us for more information on statutory advocacy services.
- Qualify for Non-Statutory Advocacy
Access to non-statutory advocacy will be prioritised to those people with a substantial difficultly which prevents them from self-advocating in key processes in their life where they may be left without the support to have their voice heard and to secure their rights.
We prioritise persons with substantial difficulty, meaning they may have “substantial difficulty” in any of the following tasks:
- Understanding relevant information
- Retaining information
- Using or weighing up the information (as part of being involved in the key process)
- Communicating their views, wishes and feelings
- This could be due to a range of diagnoses, e.g., a learning disability or difficulty, dementia, autism, a sensory impairment.
We primarily support persons who are aged 18 years or older, or aged 16 or 17 and likely to have a continuing need for the service beyond the age of 18.
We assess on a case by case basis, please contact us directly for further information or to see if you may be eligible
By email or telephone using the contact details opposite.