Formal Advocacy Service
BATIAS provides Formal Advocacy in South and West Essex.
Formal Advocacy is where a professional advocate supports a client with a specific issue or concern. This could be problems with their benefits, housing, a review of their care package or health issue.
The Advocate enables the person to make an informed choice and ensures that their voice is heard, supporting them to speak up for them selves or if they are not able to do so, speaking on their behalf.
Formal Advocacy is free of charge to clients because we are funded to deliver these services.
For all referrals for people residing in Essex, please access the Essex Advocacy website to make a referral – www.essexadvocacy.org.uk or telephone 0300 34 35 736.
This is the Essex Advocacy leaflet about the Essex Advocacy service.
BATIAS follows the Advocacy Charter when providing advocacy services, click this link to read the New-Advocacy-Charter