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I’ll give you a voice when you need to be heard


Advocacy at Gaddum

Gaddum Advocacy was shortlisted in the National Advocacy Awards 2022 for ‘Outstanding Advocacy Service’. 

Who is this service for?
Gaddum’s advocacy services are available to anyone who lives in Manchester, or is in a hospital here, and qualifies under the relevant legislation.

Where is it?
The team work in community and professional locations across Manchester. This can be hospitals, care homes and domiciliary settings.

What we do
Our aim is to help people in Manchester be heard by  providing an advocacy service and helping them understand what advocacy can do.

Our advocacy service is all about helping people to be heard and securing what’s right for them. Our team will represent and help people in need to obtain the services they need.

Gaddum Advocacy provides all the statutory advocacy provision in Manchester. I aim to strengthen the voice of Manchester citizens through the promotion, delivery and understanding of advocacy.

Statutory Advocacy is underpinned by relevant legislation. Only qualifying individuals are entitled to an Advocate.

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. Advocates work in partnership with the people they support and are independent from social services and the NHS. 

Gaddum have trained and experienced advocates who give you a voice when you need to be heard. 

All advocacy services are free and confidential.

What services we provide

Independent Mental Capacity Advocate

Independent Mental Capacity Advocates support adults in Manchester that lack the capacity to be actively involved with decisions regarding their care and treatment, and don’t have anybody appropriate to represent them.

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Independent Care Act Advocate

A Care Act Advocate works within the framework of a law called the ‘Care Act’ to support people to have choice and control over their care and support.

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Independent Mental Health Advocate

Independent Mental Health Act advocates inform people of their rights under the Mental Health Act, to make sure they are upheld.

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Independent Health Complaints Advocate

An Independent Health Complaints Advocate assists those who are thinking about, and those who are making a complaint to the NHS.

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Culturally Appropriate Advocacy

Our Culturally Appropriate Advocacy service works with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people in Manchester who are accessing Mental Health services to ensure their voice is heard.

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What people say about my advocacy service

I would not have been able to get as far as I did with my NHS complaint without the support from an Advocate. Thank you.

Advocacy client

Call me on 0161 834 6069 or send me a message to