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A review of advocacy

This report covers in depth research about advocacy for people with a learning disability and autistic people who are inpatients in mental health, learning disability or autism specialist hospitals.

A review of advocacy
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We undertook this review during 2021/22 in partnership with Bringing us Together, the Challenging Behaviour Foundation, People First Independent Advocacy and Speakup Self Advocacy.

This review was commissioned by NHS England as part of their Spending Review mental health recovery funding in 2021/22.

We were asked to find out what was getting in the way of people receiving effective and timely independent advocacy as well as identifying factors which enable advocacy to work well.

There are three versions of the review:

Read the full report

Read the summary report

Read the Easy Read report

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  • Key findings

  • More information about the partners

  • More information about different types of advocacy

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