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Advocacy and Support
This section is dedicated to help you to speak up on Health and Social Care, and give you access to Legal Advice and Advocacy Services to get the support that you need.

Advocacy Services

  • Advocacy is when someone speaks on your behalf. The organisations listed below will help speak for you when you need them.
  • A not for profit community focused organisation offering advocacy, services and education for disabled people and their families
    • Offers...
  • A specialist organisation focussing exclusively on elder abuse and working to protect, and prevent the abuse of, vulnerable older adults
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  • A community-led grassroots organisation that aims to promote better health, education and other opportunities for black and minority ethnic...
  • Service from the charity for people over 50 who live in Camden
    • Provides information, advice and advocacy about benefit checks and benefit...
  • A charity working to improve safety for patients and justice for people affected by medical accidents
    • Provides help with medical...
  • A partnership of charities working together to share expertise and offer more to carers in Camden
    • Offers training, activities and...
  • Centre to inform Camden workers and residents about their legal rights and to assist them to obtain justice
    • Provides free legal advice and...
  • Contact details for Camden Council's adult social care Complaints Unit
    • Provides support and advice
    • Offers advocacy for adult social...
  • A registered charity run by LGBT people for LGBT people ensuring that the rights and interests of LGBT people are represented in Camden...
  • A self-advocacy project run and led by people with learning difficulties
    • Helping people with disabilities speaking up for themselves, making...
  • Part of the Coram group of charities, specialises in law and policy affecting children and young people
    • Provides free legal information,...
  • Disability Rights UK free factsheet for you to download
    • Offers advice on how to receive funding to purchase services and support
    • Helps...
  • A centre of learning and knowledge in the care, treatment and protection of torture survivors
    • Provides survivors with medical treatment,...
  • Charity that connects volunteer lawyers with people in need of legal advice and assistance who cannot afford to pay, and the not-for-profit...
  • Formal guidance document of standards which health and social care organisations must follow by law
    • This guidance tells organisations how...
  • Independent Community Advocacy in Camden for Adults who have a Learning Disability
    • Support, information and help for service users to explore...
  • Charity formed in 1991 to lessen the effect of trauma and abuse on people with learning disabilities their families and supporters
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  • A charity offering advice, information and help to those affected by mental illness
    • Offers several advocacy services in Camden
    • Has a...
  • Charity empowering refugees and asylum seekers in the London area to gain equal access to health and other essential services
    • Helps with...
  • Charity offering support to all first and second generation Scots living within a 35 mile radius of Charing Cross
    • Provides independent...
  • Is a London based charity specialising in Advocacy and User Involvement
    • Works with people with learning disabilities, people using or wishing...
  • One of the charity's services in Camden - Speaking Up Rights Group Experts - SURGE that works with people with learning disabilities in Camden
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  • Complaints and Advocacy Services registered charity that supports people who face disadvantage or discrimination to have a voice that counts...
  • VoiceAbility's Camden branch, supporting people who face disadvantage or discrimination to have a voice that counts
    • Gives information on how...

Healthwatch Camden

  • Healthwatch Camden is the voice of the Camden community. We capture people's experiences of health and social care. We listen, act, challenge...
  • A champion for everyone who uses local health and Social care services in Camden
    • Helps get people's views heard in order to ensure that...
  • The link to the Start Here guide is on many local health and social care websites. You can also navigate to it from our main website too. 

Speaking Up

  • The organisations listed below can help you to speak up about your experiences of health and social care in Camden.
  • Advice and Complaints Service dedicated to helping service users, family members and carers resolve any concerns they have about the Trust...
  • Area Action Groups are led by ward councillors and are a way for residents and businesses to come together
    • Discussions of local issues that...
  • Contact details for Camden Council's adult social care Complaints Unit
    • Provides support and advice
    • Offers advocacy for adult social...
  • Part of Patient Opinion, it is an independent site where anyone can share their stories of adult social care or the NHS
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  • NHS Camden Clinical Commissioning Group’s hub for user feedback, helping to improve the health services provided in Camden
    • Lists a number of...
  • Trust's web page for users to have their say about services, helping to improve standards and to provide the services that people want
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  • A private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of nineteen
    • Provides access to a ChildLine counsellor by...
  • Information on how people with learning disabilities and carers can make themselves and their stories heard
    • Offers self-advocacy to enable...
  • A social network for health that by finding others with similar health backgrounds helps people take on day to day health concerns together
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  • A champion for everyone who uses local health and Social care services in Camden
    • Helps get people's views heard in order to ensure that...
  • National charity founded, led and run by people with personal experience of hepatitis C
    • Raises public awareness and end discrimination against...
  • A charity partnership collecting patients' experiences to build an anonymised national picture of the quality of health and social care in the UK...
  • An award winning information website for health services in London
    • Offers an easy to use guide to GP services in London
    • Helps you find...
  • Website allowing service users to see key data used by the NHS and local councils to monitor performance and shape the services you use
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  • NAPP is the umbrella organisation for patient-led groups in general practice, and promotes and supports patient participation in primary care
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  • A registered charity that brings the voices of patients, service users and carers to bear on national health and social care policy in England...
  • The NHS webpage for feedback, including all concerns and complaints as well as positive feedback
    • Offers Complaints Procedure that is designed...
  • The body providing oversight and leadership for the NHS in London and commissioning services for the people living in the capital
    • Info and...
  • Investigates complaints of unfair treatment or poor service from government departments and public organisations, including the NHS in England
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  • An independent service that provides the final stage for complaints about the NHS in England and public services delivered by the UK Government...
  • Service that offers confidential advice, support and information on the NHS and other health-related matters
    • PALS officers offer a point of...
  • A membership based network using patient experience to create a resource to help the NHS and other organisations improve
    • Provides a resource...
  • Founded in 2005 and is now the UK's leading independent non-profit feedback platform for health services
    • Share your story of using a health...
  • Campaigning group that captures stories about healthcare from patients, family members and carers
    • They call for improvements to health and...
  • PPI from the specialist mental health NHS Foundation Trust based in north London
    • Involving patients, relatives and the public in the...
  • VoiceAbility's Camden branch, supporting people who face disadvantage or discrimination to have a voice that counts
    • Gives information on how...