Manchester Advocacy Hub

The Gaddum Centre



The Hub provides a free, independent and confidential service. An advocate will be appointed where a person lacks capacity and has no family or friends who can be consulted about the decision. An advocate can be appointed when the decision involves; Serious medical treatment Change of accommodation Adult Safeguarding Procedures (even when there are family/ friends involved) Care Reviews Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards – DoLS (See guide below).

An advocate will meet and support the person to find out about their wishes, feelings and values. They will represent the person at meetings and challenge decisions if they do not appear to be in the person’s best interest. An advocate will check that the principles of the Mental Capacity Act are being followed and that alternative options are being considered for the person. The advocate will write a report for the decision maker which must be taken into account when the decision is being made.


Available In
  • Manchester
Available to Age Groups
  • No Restriction
What we can help with
  • Someone to talk to
Available to these Groups
  • Vulnerable Adults

Additional Information

Opening Times

Monday - Friday


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