Independent Advocacy originated from a successful local advocacy project set up in Warwickshire in the 1990’s .From these small beginnings we have  grown and diversified our work across Solihull, Coventry & Warwickshire.We support on average almost 2000 people each year across Solihull, Coventry and Warwickshire. Our City and Guilds qualified advocates, including IMHA and Care Act advocates, work alongside people with physical and learning disabilities, those who may require support with their mental health and older people. We also now support over 250 vulnerable people through our appointee, money management and community support services and facilitate peer support for people with mental health issues.

We have a free Information and Advice helpline for both members of the public and professionals.  We are committed to co-production and working with service users in evaluating and designing our services and are also seeking to increase community involvement in our work through further development of our existing volunteer base.

 

In April 2017 we were awarded the prestigious national Quality Performance Mark by the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) following robust assessment of our advocacy practice and outcomes.

In May 2018 we signed the Charter to become an Mindful Employer

 

We are a registered charity and registered as a limited company in 2000.