Organisation details - Advocacy Support

Advocacy Support

Address 233-237 Roundhay Road, , , , , , Leeds, LS8 4HS


Phone 0113 380 5629

Website advocacysupport.wordpress.com

Description

Outline

Advocacy Support aims to enable black and minority ethnic [BME] communities to fully access services and to achieve their full rights and entitlements. It aims to provide a high quality, culturally sensitive, independent, bilingual advocacy service, in a wide range of languages [see list of languages at the bottom of the page]. The project supports socially excluded and newly arrived BME communities, including refugees and asylum seekers, and Roma and other European migrants [including people from A10 and A2 countries].

Advocacy Support provides information and practical assistance to aid clients in accessing services, working to ensure that:

  • clients fully understand their rights and options and are fully heard, and
  • services are appropriate and understanding of client needs

It makes direct interventions to help to resolve problems, gain entitlements or negotiate service. Advocacy is provided in relation to:

  • social care
  • health services
  • welfare benefits and tax credits
  • housing
  • debt and financial management

The advocacy service is free to all clients. The project is currently unable to provide immigration advice, but can help clients to access other services.

Advocacy Support is a hate incident reporting centre.

Opening times

Main office drop in times: please call in or phone to book a session early on the day, as we fill up very quickly:

  • Monday 10am-3pm drop-in
  • Tuesday 10am-3pm drop-in
  • Wednesday Closed to clients
  • Thursday Closed to clients
  • Friday Closed to clients
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

Surgeries: please arrive early, as sessions fill up very quickly:

  • Tuesday: Roma drop-in 3.30-5.00pm at Harehills primary school, Darfield Road Leeds LS8 5DQ.
  • Thursday: Roma drop-in 9.00-11.30am at Hovingham primary school, ‘the Hub’ portacabin, Leeds LS8 3QY.

asylum seekers

refugees

other migrants

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We cover the following areas Leeds

Organisation type
voluntary sector or charity


Accessibility

Home visits and attending health and social care appointments by arrangement.

Languages offered

Services are currently available in the following languages in addition to English: Amharic, Arabic, Cantonese, Czech, Farsi, Kurdish, Mandarin, Mirpuri, Polish, Punjabi, Roma, Slovak, Tigrinya, and Urdu. Languages spoken may change over time.

Women only provision By arrangement only.

Other accessibility information

There are 3 steps to access the building. Ground floor rooms are available, and a room that's accessible to wheelchair users is available by arrangement.




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