What is Advocacy?
Advocacy is taking action to help people say what they want, secure their rights, represent their interests, and obtain the services they need.
Advocacy might mean getting support from another person to help you express your views and wishes, and help you stand up for your rights. This is the role of an Advocate.
Our Advocates work in partnership with the people they support and are independent from social services and the NHS.
At Gaddum we provide a culturally appropriate advocacy service for people experiencing mental health needs.
Advocacy at Gaddum
Gaddum have trained and experienced Advocates who give you a voice when you need to be heard. All our advocacy services are free and confidential.
Our Advocates are committed to development, coproduction and providing culturally appropriate services.
We’ve also been recognised at the National Advocacy Awards – we were shortlisted in 2022 for both “Outstanding Service” and “Outstanding Contribution to Equality and Diversity”
Gaddum has been awarded the Advocacy Quality Performance Mark (QPM) from the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) for the provision of Excellent Advocacy services.
Services we provide
Culturally Appropriate Advocacy
Our Culturally Appropriate Advocacy service works with racially minoritised people ( Black, Asian, Arab and Minority Ethnic people) in Greater Manchester who are accessing Mental Health services to ensure their voice is heard.