Case Advocacy

Why Advocacy?

Some basic rights are denied to some people.  Advocacy is founded on the belief that people are of equal value regardless of ability, wealth or status and are therefore entitled to equal rights.

We should all be entitled to the following rights:

  • To make decisions about our lives
  • To receive the social and health services we need
  • To know our rights
  • To be treated with respect
  • To enjoy opportunities in leisure, education, training and employment
  • Not to be discriminated against
  • To make a complaint when things go wrong

Who do we help?

Not all of us are good at speaking up for ourselves. Sometimes we are not listened to.

We help people with:

  • Mental Health problems
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Physical disabilities
  • Learning disabilities
  • Communication difficulties and
  • Vulnerable older people

Case Advocacy

Here at IANE we have a dedicated team of case workers who work with people on specific issues. They start with an initial chat to identify the issue/s we can help with and any appropriate action that may be required. 

Last year our team successfully helped over 600 people with varying issues. Housing concerns, familiy problems, transport/mobility problems and support at care co-ordination meetings to name just a few.

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Latest News

Garfield Weston Award presentation

Garfield Weston Award

We are really pleased to be one of two charities in the North East to be given a Weston Charity Award.

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IANE Annual Report 2017

Our annual report for 2017 is available, via the blue Downloads button. Please let us know if you would like to receive a hard copy. During 2017 we have helped more people than ever before; so if you, or a relative,

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We are looking for Volunteers!

Interested in giving Citizen Advocacy a try? See our section on volunteering or go to our 'Downloads' section for a volunteering application pack.

Latest Groups

We are always looking for ways to improve our services for our community. If you have any suggestions or feedback on our services. Please contact us

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IMCA - Making Decisions Booklet

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The Mental Capacity Implementation Programme published this booklet. It was written by Sue Lee at Speaking Up.

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Making Decisions Booklet.pdf
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