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What We Do

Billy Banks

North Yorkshire Advocacy works across the whole of the county of North Yorkshire to support people, particularly those who are most vulnerable in society. Advocacy is a process of supporting and enabling people to:

  • Express their views and concerns
  • Have their voice heard on issues that are important to them
  • Defend and safeguard their rights
  • Have their views and wishes genuinely considered when decisions are being made about their lives
  • Access information and services
  • Defend and promote their rights and responsibilities
  • Explore choices and options

Qualified Advocates work side by side a client to assess their needs, listen to their views and opinions and support them to access the services they require.

Advocates will support a client in a mutually agreed safe place or in their home.

An advocate will continue to work with a client until their issue is resolved, their rights are upheld and the client feels more in control of their lives.

Drop in service

North Yorkshire Advocacy offer a periodic Drop In service around the county. These sessions offer an opportunity to call in and speak directly to an advocate. 

For the latest information of when and where our Drop In sessions will be held please check our News page. 


How to refer to the Advocacy Service

North Yorkshire Advocacy service is available to those in our communities who need support in having their voice heard.

A referral can be made by completing the Referral form or by phone or email.

The referral will then be assessed at an allocation meeting and a member of staff will make contact to arrange a visit or signpost to a more appropriate organisation.