Where do I turn to for support with advocacy?

Advocacy means getting support from another person to help you express your views and wishes, and help you stand up for your rights. Someone who helps you in this way is called your advocate. Some of the most prominent Irish services to assist with advocacy are listed below. Please click on the name of service to link to their website.

National Advocacy Service:

National Advocacy Service for people with disabilities – Provide a free and independent representative advocacy service to adults with disabilities in Ireland.  Services are currently operating via phone on 0761 07 3000 from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday and by email at info@advocacy.ie

SAGE Advocacy Service:

SAGE Advocacy Service – In circumstances where people may be vulnerable, or have to depend on others, there is a need to ensure that their rights, freedoms and dignity are promoted and protected. Through support and advocacy the will and preference of a person can be heard and acted on; independently of family, service provider or systems interests. SAGE have a rapid response service  number 1850 71 94 00  This is open from 8am to 10pm daily-where urgent support is needed SAGE Representatives can be available nationwide within 24 hours. If it is not an emergency please contact SAGE on   (01) 536 7330 or  info@sageadvocacy.ie 

Patient Advocacy Service:

Patient Advocacy Service – The Patient Advocacy Service is an independent, free and confidential service that provides information and support to people who want to make a complaint about an experience they have had in a HSE-funded public acute hospital. You can contact the Patient Advocacy Service helpline on 0818 293003. The helpline is open Monday to Friday from 10am until 4pm, including lunchtimes. You can also email info@patientadvocacyservice.ie

 

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