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 IANT 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

Emma with Wanda and Rita

Independent Advocacy North East Celebrates 20 Years of Advocacy in North Tyneside

IANE recently celebrated their 20th year of providing advocacy support to disabled people in North Tyneside; by hosting a Mary Berry inspired amateur bake off at their Annual General Meeting.

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Celebrating our QPM award

IANE Awarded New Revised Quality Performance Mark for Advocacy Services

We are delighted to announce that IANE, the first in the North East to have achieved the new and revised Quality Performance Mark, awarded by NTDI (National Development Team for Inclusion).

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Our wonderful Chair Karen and Chief Executive Officer proudly holding CR Plaque.

Huge thank you to Comic Relief

IANE have been awarded a plaque from Comic Relief in recognition to the advocacy we provide.

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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.

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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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