It is important that you are involved in decisions about the care of your loved one. We can support you by liaising with health professionals and Adult Social Care.
Sometimes your caring role may become particularly challenging. You may not have family or friends who are able to support you, or their views may be very different to yours. When you need this extra help, we can refer you to a formal advocate.
Advocates are provided by Essex Advocacy. The service is free, confidential and independent from local authority social services and the NHS. Their website is
You can refer yourself by phoning 0300 34 35 736; emailing firstname.lastname@example.org; texting SEAP (followed by your message) to 80800; posting details to P.O Box 375, Hastings, TN34 9HU.
Alternatively, our advisors can support you in making the referral.