We support adults with a range of diverse difficulties:

Dementia & Alzheimer’s, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Mental Health Conditions, Acquired Brain Injuries, Hearing, Visual, Speech and Sensory Impairments, Older Persons & Other Vulnerable People.

Southern Advocacy Services

Established in 2003 (formally Isle of Wight Advocacy) we are based on the Isle of Wight and work throughout the South of England supporting vulnerable adults to ensure their voices are heard and their rights are respected. We have built an excellent reputation as an effective advocacy service by the people we support, also by the professionals and organisations we work with.

Predominantly we support adults who have a legal right to be provided with an advocate if they have difficulty understanding ‘a process’ by either Social Services or the NHS, and they have nobody appropriate to support them under the Care Act 2014. We also provide Mental Health Advocates to support people who are detained under the Mental Health Act 1983, and, Mental Capacity Advocates for those who lack ‘mental capacity’ under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

We also provide advocates for specialist pieces of work, please see our services tab for more information.

We can sometimes provide bespoke spot-purchased service’s for situations and organisations which are not covered under a statutory (legally required) advocacy right. Please see our contact us tab for more information.

If you need help to speak up for yourself and find out about your choices, you need an ADVOCATE...

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Our Values

Southern Advocacy Services is an independent advocacy service, and a registered charity, which provides support and acts to help people say what they want, secure their rights, represent their interests and obtain services which they require.

Advocates work in partnership with the people they support and take their side promoting social inclusion, equality and social justice.

We are committed to ‘The Advocacy Charter’ (amended 2018) which defines 10 principals for advocacy organisations and advocates:

  • Clarity of Purpose
  • Independence
  • Confidentiality
  • Person Led
  • Empowerment
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Accessibility
  • Accountability
  • Safeguarding
  • Supporting Advocates

Citation: https://www.ndti.org.uk/