Citizens Advice Bureau Click to get info
We’ve commissioned the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) to provide free and confidential independent advocacy to people who use care and community services in Waltham Forest. They’re independently trained specialists and work for you confidentially.
CAB can work and support you when you’re dealing with people who provide your services or with organisations such as the NHS, Housing, Environment, Care, Community or Legal.
Find out more on the Citizens Advice Waltham Forest website.
You can contact skilled and trained members of CAB at:
220 Hoe Street
London E17 3AY
Telephone: 0300 330 1175
Advocacy under the Mental Capacity Act and Mental Health Act Click to get info
If you lack the capacity to make specific decisions, you could receive support from an independent mental capacity advocate (IMCA) or an independent mental health advocate (IMHA).
To be eligible for an IMCA you need to:
- lack capacity to make specific decisions for yourself, and
- get referred by a medical professional or care manager
Read more about IMCA on VoiceAbility.
To be eligible for an IMHA you need to be:
- detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 (excluding people detained under certain short-term sections)
- a conditionally discharged restricted patient
- subject to guardianship, or a community treatment order
- considered for treatment which requires consent/second opinion
Read more about IMHA on VoiceAbility.