Derbyshire Mind provides a range of Independent Specialist Advocacy services to the residents of Derbyshire. Their services are free and independent.
This service is available for any Derbyshire resident who wishes to make a formal complaint about an NHS service. You can also complain on a friend or relative’s behalf as long as they agree; you should get their permission in writing. For more info.
Some people may need support from an advocate for other issues that are affecting their daily lives, such as debt, housing and accessing public services.
IMCA is a type of statutory advocacy introduced by the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The Act gives some people who lack capacity a legal right to receive support from an IMCA
The IMCA service is provided for any person aged 16 years or older, who has no one willing and able to support and represent them, and who lacks capacity to make a decision about either a long-term care move, serious medical treatment, adult safeguarding procedures or a care review.
Tel: 01332 623732