Make a referral

If you would like to make a referral to the Essex Advocacy service, please use the form below that meets your needs. If you are unsure which form you need to use, please contact us on 0300 7900 559

  • Care Act Advocacy

    For someone who has care and support needs but will find it difficult to go through assessment, planning, enquiries or review processes.

    Download form
  • Children and young people referral form

    Safeguarding, protecting and speaking up for a child or young person.

    Download form
  • Community Advocacy

    Community advocacy is available to people of all ages and backgrounds across Essex. Our aim is to give you a voice and help you have control over your life.

    Download form
  • Generic Advocacy

    For someone who needs advocacy support but isn’t necessarily eligible to it as a legal right (also known as community advocacy).

    Download form
  • Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy

    For someone who isn’t able to make important decisions about their own medical treatment, changes in their accommodation, or similar.

    Download form
  • Independent Mental Health Advocacy

    For people who are detained under the Mental Health Act or being treated under a Community Treatment Order (CTO) or Guardianship.

    Download form
  • NHS Complaints Form

    If you feel an NHS-funded service provider has not treated you or someone you know with respect, please use this form.

    Download form

What happens next?

Once you have downloaded the correct referral form, our five step guide will help you understand what you need to do next.

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