Professional Advocacy

Professional Advocacy

DASL provides a Professional Advocacy Service as part of the Independent Living and Carers' Partnership. Our service is available to Disabled and older people and carers.




Our service is independent, confidential and free to use. It supports people to have their say about issues which are important to them and to give them greater choice and control in their lives.

We held the Advocacy Quality Performance Mark from 2015-2018 and are currently applying for this to be renewed.

You can read an introduction to our Advocacy Service here Independent_Advocacy_at_DASL.doc

Easy Read leaflets about our Advocacy Service

DASL_What_is_Advocacy_(easy_read).pdf
DASL_Advocacy_who_we_are_(easy_read).pdf
DASL_What_does_an_advocate_do_(easy_read).pdf
DASL_How_we_work_(easy_read).pdf

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We can help with a range of issues including:

Community care issues - issues with Social Services (adult and children’s social care) including situations in which there is a statutory right to advocacy under the Care Act 2014

Health issues with NHS primary and secondary care including accessing services; quality of care; continuing care funding and provision of integrated services with social care.

Housing- wanting to move and looking at options; quality of service in residential/supported accommodation settings; accessing housing-related support; challenging decisions.

Safeguarding issues- ensuring people are supported through the process; safeguarding processes are followed and any form of abuse is reported

Discrimination issues eg Disability Hate Crime

Disabled parents going through Child Protection processes, accessing and understanding legal representation

Making complaints and Accessing Legal Representation

DASL does not provide the Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) or the Independent Mental Health Health (IMHA) advocacy services for Lambeth Click here to find out how to contact these services.

To find out how to contact DASL’s Advocacy service click here