Rochdale and District Mind provides independent advocacy services in Bury along with the Tatton Unit in Tameside, and Prospect Place in Rochdale. We have been providing advocacy since 2001 and were the first in the country to be awarded the advocacy Qualify Performance Mark (QPM) in 2009.
- The aim of advocacy in all its forms is to ensure that people are not deprived of their rights through lack of information, lack of resources or lack of someone to speak up for them.
- We aim to empower people by supporting them to express their views and concerns, to access information and services, to defend their rights and to explore their choices and options. We aim to promote self advocacy through all of our work.
- We will work in partnership with the people we support and will take their side.
We are independent of health & social care service providers and other NHS and Local Authority service providers. We receive funding at a commissioning level from NHS England, from Local Authorities and from Clinical Commissioning Groups. We are contracted by these bodies to provide an independent service.
Advocacy Head Office Contact details:
The Mind Wellbeing
3-11 Drake Street