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Providing Advocacy to Inpatients

We work with, and for, clients who are:

- Residents of the London Borough of Bromley

-Non residents who are in Bromley Borough Hospitals

Established since 1998.

You talk, we listen

Free confidential service

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About Advocacy First

Each year, Advocacy First help people from all walks of life. The service is free and confidential; clients can feel entirely confident that no action or discussion will take place without their consent.
We work in partnership with other organisations where appropriate and beneficial. Sometimes we may have to make referrals to other organisations when advocacy is not the answer to a problem.

Meet our team of trustees today! Our team is highly experienced, friendly, and here to support you in leaving hospital.

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What is advocacy?

Advocacy is taking action to support people to say what they want, secure their rights, pursue their interests and obtain services they need.
Advocacy is representing someone else’s views and concerns as if they were your own.

We can help with

- Ensure your voice is heard
- Have support in meetings about your treatment and care
- Assist and enable you to make your own decisions
- Liaise with organisations on your behalf where required
- Achieve a safe, successful and timely discharge from hospital
- Access community based support services following your discharge from hospital

Unfortunately, we cannot help with:

-act in legal matters.
-financial advice.
-give benefit entitlement advice.
-give medical advice.

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Our partners

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Apply to volunteer

If you're interested in becoming a part of our team, contact us today!

We're always looking to recruit new volunteers to help support our clients and provide the best service possible to those in need. Contact us to find out more about our vacancies and positions available.

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Client Aged 97

I have found Advocacy First to be very, very helpful and they provide great support for you


Advocacy First have been more helpful than anybody else. They always get back to you


[My Advocate] has kept me well informed and always kept in contact with me


Advocacy First have been very helpful - I would give them 10/10

Friend of Client

The support provided by [the Advocate] was brilliant. It could not have been better. It was top notch. [The Advocates] really put themselves out for [client]. I would have awarded 12 out of 10 for the service if this was possible!"

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Contact Advocacy First to organise advocacy for inpatients in hospital today. Providing services to people across Bromley.

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