I found this interesting article about a FREE Advocacy Service for people over 55! I guess you’ll be like me thinking what the heck is an advocacy service?
In a nutshell it’s a service aimed at helping you to resolve problems……Interested then read the article taken from the Generation Project latest Nnewsletter………………
Our Advocacy service works with people aged 55 plus and their carers, living in East Manchester and Moston. Our free service helps to support clients with issues such as housing, feeling isolated, benefit claims, accessing care services, safety, caring for others and health.
Our advocacy workers have experience of working with a range of issues and complex situations which can lead to money problems and worry about managing in general. We recognise that sometimes it can be difficult to muster up the courage to ring up a service and talk about you problems over the phone or even make the journey to an unknown office so when you contact us we will arrange to visit you at home or in a community venue. “I would still be trying to get things done by doing what I was doing before the advocate got involved but I would probably be getting nowhere. I feel that more got done when the advocate got involved”.
If you have got a problem and are not sure where to turn, please don’t hesitate give us a call. To make a referral or obtain further information about the service please contact Carole or Peter on 0161 202 2522