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Advocacy

We provide Independent Care Act Advocacy to eligible* clients residing in the Wigan borough. Independent advocates are there to help people make informed choices about their life, understand their rights and responsibilities, and get their voice heard. 

We can sometimes help with general advocacy matters. We can also help advise people how to advocate for themselves or how to advocate on behalf of someone else. Please contact us via e-mail or on the number below to find out more about this.    

How to get an Advocate

You can make a referral or ask a friend or relative to make one on your behalf. We also take referrals from professionals.

How to make a Referral

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To request a referral form, or find out how best to refer to us, you can phone 01257 472900 and press option (2). 

Alternatively, you can send an e-mail to advocacy@my-life.org.uk and we will get back in touch with you to tell you what to do. 

Our office hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. We do not provide a walk-in referral service without prior appointment. 

Alternatively, face-to-face appointments can be arranged at mutually convenient venues. 

Eligibility

Click here for more details on individual eligibility for Independent Care Act Advocacy.

Easy Read

Click here for an easy read explanation of what Advocacy is.

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