CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE
Keeping the people we work with and the people who work and volunteer for us safe is our top priority, as is keeping going - the need for advocacy isn’t going away. Our advocates can’t now go out and about to visit people in the way they usually do so we are moving to a mainly phone and email service. Don’t be put off making a referral, we will do what we can to continue our support.
What is Kent Advocacy?
5 organisations (independent of the NHS and KCC) that all specialise in providing different services across the county. Together, they offer their advocacy services under the same name.
Click on any of the partner organisation logos at the bottom of this page to visit that organisation's own website.
What is Advocacy?
When decisions are being made about our health and social welfare, it can be hard when we don’t feel listened to, when what’s important to us isn’t taken seriously by others, or we just don’t have the words to say what we really feel or want.
Advocates take time to understand your situation, explore the options and help you decide what you want to do and how you want to do it. They support you to look at your choices and reach decisions, but will not make decisions for you. They will only take action if you want them to.