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Advocacy and someone to speak on your behalf

If you'd like someone to speak on your behalf or who can help you to speak up for yourself, there are organisations that can help you. Someone who represents your rights and interests is called an 'advocate'.

People First Independent Advocacy Hub

All advocacy referrals for people who live in Middlesbrough are managed by the People First Independent Advocacy Hub.  

Fill in the online form on the People First website to get:

  • an Independent Mental Health Advocate (IMHA)
  • an Independent Mental Capacity Advocate
  • a Paid Relevant Persons Representative 
  • a Care Act Advocate
  • a Non-Statutory (General) Advocate

People First can offer further support by calling 03003 038 037 or by emailing bestlife@wearepeoplefirst.co.uk.

Middlesbrough First for people with learning disabilities

Middlesbrough First provides supported advocacy for carers of adults with a learning disability and self-advocacy for adults with a learning disability.

You can visit them at Breckon Hill Community Centre, Breckon Hill Road, Middlesbrough, TS4 2DS. You can also call them on 01642 248704 or email middlesbrough1st@hotmail.com.