Independent Advocacy
Verified service

At Lamp, we provide Independent Advocacy in the community to individuals, and their carers who live in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. We support people to tackle their mental health and/or physical health related issues with a person-centred, and needs focused approach.
Our service can offer support with;
-Helping people to get their voice heard in appointments or communications with health and/or community services.
-Assist people to understand information and options available to them, in relation to their needs or problems they are facing.
-Support people to challenge any decisions that have been made in regards to their health, care or treatment in the community.
-We can also support people who are voluntarily admitted to the Bradgate Unit (informal patients).
We can offer male and female advocates, and have access to interpretation services if required.
*We unfortunately cannot help with the below circumstances, however, we will always endeavour to hand referrals over to the right place for the individual circumstances, so please give us a call if you are unsure of where to turn to*
-Benefits/welfare advice/DWP issues
-Financial issues
-NHS complaints/Social Care complaints
-Child protection
-Crisis intervention
-Housing matters

Service statistics
Usually replies in 2 days
Service access criteria: 18+, Resident of Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland, Have an active mental health and/or physical health issue, and have access to a GP practice.
Healthy lifestyle
Information and advice
Mental health
Additional needs catered for: