One Advocacy Derby (OAD) is the city’s integrated advocacy service. It brings together all independent statutory and non-statutory advocacy in Derby so that people who need advocacy support can now access it in one place.

hat is Advocacy?

Advocacy is about enabling people who have difficulty speaking out to speak up and make their own informed, independent choices and decisions that affect their lives.

As your Advocate we will:

Listen to you
Help you to find information about the things that affect you
Talk to people who make decision, like social workers and doctors
Support you while you think about what you want to do
Support you in making your own choices and decisions about the things that are important to you
Attend meetings with you and help you take part

Types of Advocacy we provide:

Care Act Advocacy
ICAS – NHS Complaints
IMCA (Independent Mental Capacity Advocate)
IMHA (Independent Mental Health Advocate)
Specialist Advocacy
Further information on the service, including how to access it can be found here.