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VoiceAbility Advocacy Project Camden Community Mental Health Advocacy and Islington Community IMHA

VoiceAbility Advocacy Project Islington Community IMHA

VoiceAbility supports people who face disadvantage or discrimination to have a voice that counts. VoiceAbility has led work to ensure that people are supported to have control over their lives.

The Older People's Advocacy Service is available to all older people who are:

  •  At point of discharge from hospital, and those in community care homes
  • Those who are directly affected by a change in the management or running of their care
  • Those at the point of being assessed for continuing care and community care services.

Voiceability can:

  • Give information on who to talk to about general concerns, rights, and how to communicate effectively
  • Help to make people aware of the choices open to them
  • Support people to speak up for themselves (self-advocate)
  • Explain hospital procedures
  • Signpost relevant agencies, contact, solicitors
  • Assist with gaining your medical records
  • Liaise with other organisations on the clients behalf

Older Person's Referrals

You can contact us yourself by phoning 0207 485 2424 or you can ask someone else to contact us on your behalf, including ward staff or family members.

The Advocacy service is available to all and we aim to respond to any referral within 5 working days


In the London Borough of Camden, Voiceability provide several types of advocacy and self advocacy services including:

  •     NHS Complaints Advocacy
  •     Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA)
  •     Inpatient IMHA & Professional Service
  •     Community & BME IMHA Service
  •     Advocacy for Older People
  •     Care and Support Advocacy
  •     Service User Involvement

In addition to the specific service for older people there are two other bases in Camden.

Highgate Mental Health Centre
The Highgate Mental Health Centre, Dartmouth Park Hill, N19 5NX - tel: 020 7561 4118 / 4119

Huntley Centre, St. Pancras
Lesley Blanch. VoiceAbility Advocacy & IMHA Service, Huntley Centre St Pancras Hospital, 4 St Pancras Way London NW1 OPE - tel: 020 3317 3902



The Highgate Mental Health Centre, Dartmouth Park Hill, London, N19 5NX -
Area serviced:
England with specific services in Islington and Hackney
Contact name:
Karen Wilkinson
Job title:
Older People Advocacy Service
0207 561 4114
Opening times:
Mon-Fri 9.30am-5pm
Disabled access:
How to apply:
Contact above
email, phone or visit

Related Information

Subject Definitions

Advocacy services offer support to vulnerable older people, people with physical/learning disabilities and/or sensory impairments. These services will support people to: ¦Speak out for themselves ¦Make sure their rights are respected ¦Express what they want ¦Represent their interests ¦Help them get the services they need Their underpinning principles are to promote social inclusion, equality and social justice