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Due to the COVID-19 situation, some of the organisations listed on this site have posted service updates and will continue doing so. Many phone lines and websites are still available, however some contact details may have changed. Try the organisation's own website if you're having difficulty getting through.

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Advocacy for vulnerable adults

Independent Advocacy

If someone has substantial difficulty in taking part in an assessment, and has no one suitable to support them, social services can find them an independent advocate.

An advocate is someone who can support the person to understand the process, make choices and express their views.

For more information please contact social services: 0118 937 3747

Healthwatch Reading

Helps local people get the best out of their local health and social care services by providing:

  • opportunities for people to have their say and influence the delivery and design of local health services
  • advice and advocacy to help you understand your rights, raise concerns or make complaints about the service you received

Call Mobile number: 07860 018 073 or email


Page last reviewed: August 2020