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I would like to say thank you for all your support. I only contacted you last week and your input at such short notice is really appreciated and has made a big difference. We have been struggling for so long trying to get the doctors to listen to us to make sure that he gets the treatment he needs. As James* has no family, I have felt very  responsible for the way he has been let down by his doctors. Having an advocate  to support us in getting our case across has already meant that thinsg have changed for the better for James. I only wish I had contacted you sooner. (*name has been changed)

Oxfordshire Advocacy  is a registered charity that supports people to say what they want to say, to secure their rights and services and to represent their interests. Our trained staff and volunteers offer a free advocacy service for all adults inculding older people, those with dementia, learning difficulties, mental health issues and physical needs.

Advocacy can help people:

  • Make their own views and wishes clear

  • Express their views effectively

  • Represent their views faithfully and effectively

  • Get independent and accurate information

  • Enable different viewpoints to be heard

OA also provides Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA). This is a service under the Mental Capacity Act (2005) whereby someone, who is unable to make a decision for themself and has no family whom it is appropriate to consult, is supported by an IMCA to be at the centre of the decision being made.

OA has its own training group, providing accredited training to volunteers. More details here.

Here are some example case studies of the work we do.

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