Become an Advocate

Give practical help to the people VHA supports

An advocate is an individual who builds a close relationship with a service user and works alongside him/her to ensure s/he receives a quality service and can develop the lifestyle to which s/he aspires.An advocate could support and speak on behalf of the service user on issues including their community presence and activities, medical intervention, the level of care provided by VHA, funding of the service user’s placement and his/her personal finances. In doing so, the advocate would help the service user work through any problems that may arise, but also would be instrumental in supporting the service user to achieve his/her goals in doing at least some of the things most of us are able to take for granted, and to enjoy life to the full. Being an advocate requires commitment, to an individual, on a regular basis and is time consuming.

If you think you could be an advocate for one of VHA’s service users please contact Paul Dixon on
01584 877166 for an initial discussion and further information.