Advocacy for people with a learning disability or autism

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Kate Mercer Training

Dear Nottinghamshire County Council,

We are working on a funded review of advocacy for people with a learning disability and autistic people who are inpatients in mental health, learning disability or autism specialist hospitals.

Part of this review is to find out what advocacy is being commissioned and delivered across England.

We would be very grateful if you could tell us the following information about your local area:

1. Please tell us the name of the organisation/s who is commissioned to deliver the following types of statutory independent advocacy:
1.1 Independent Mental Health Advocacy
1.2 Advocacy under the Care Act
1.3 Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (including DoLS)

2. Please tell us the name of any organisation(s) that you commission to deliver any type of advocacy for the following groups. (This could include self advocacy support, community advocacy, peer advocacy).

2.1 children and young people who have a learning disability or autism in the community (for instance to prevent admission to hospital, or through the C(E)TR process)
2.2 adults who have a learning disability and or autism in the community (for instance to prevent admission to hospital, or through the C(E)TR process)
2.2 children and young people who have a learning disability or autism who are in inpatient settings (informal or formal patients)
2.3 adults who have a learning disability or autism who are in inpatient settings (informal or formal patients)
2.4 where a person is in segregation (or subject to any other restrictive practice)

3. Please tell us the name of any organisation(s) that you commission to deliver any type of advocacy to support parents or carers of children, young people or adults who have a learning disability and or autism.

4. Please tell us how many people with a learning disability and or autism who were detained under the Mental Health Act used the IMHA service between 1st April 2019 and 31st March 2020.

Thank you for your help. This information will be used to inform the review findings and influence decisions on how to improve the impact of advocacy.

Yours faithfully,

Kate Mercer

foi.request@nottscc.gov.uk, Nottinghamshire County Council

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Dear Requester

 

Thank you for your recent request.  The response is as follows:

 

1.           Please tell us the name of the organisation/s who is
commissioned to deliver the following types of statutory independent
advocacy: Pohwer

1.1         Independent Mental Health Advocacy

1.2         Advocacy under the Care Act

1.3         Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (including DoLS)

 

2.           Please tell us the name of any organisation(s) that you
commission to deliver any type of advocacy for the following groups. (This
could include self advocacy support, community advocacy, peer advocacy). 
Pohwer are commissioned to deliver all advocacy provision in the City and
County - joint contract.

 

2.1         children and young people who have a learning disability or
autism in the community (for instance to prevent admission to hospital, or
through the C(E)TR process) No specific service is commissioned for
children. 

2.2         adults who have a learning disability and or autism in the
community (for instance to prevent admission to hospital, or through the
C(E)TR process) Pohwer deliver advocacy to those people who are going
through a CTR

2.2         children and young people who have a learning disability or
autism who are in inpatient settings (informal or formal patients) No
specific service is commissioned for children

2.3         adults who have a learning disability or autism who are in
inpatient settings (informal or formal patients) POHWER provide if falls
under statutory requirements e.g. IMCA

2.4         where a person is in segregation (or subject to any other
restrictive practice)  POHWER provide if falls under statutory
requirements e.g. PPRs

 

3.           Please tell us the name of any organisation(s) that you
commission to deliver any type of advocacy to support parents or carers of
children, young people or adults who have a learning disability and or
autism. 'Nottingham Parent Carer Forum' and 'Ask Us' Adults: POHWER
provide if falls under statutory requirements

 

4.           Please tell us how many people with a learning disability and
or autism who were detained under the Mental Health Act used the IMHA
service between 1st April 2019 and 31st March 2020. There were 422 new
cases in the City and 575 in the county in 19/20

 

I hope this assists. Should you have any further enquiries please do not
hesitate to contact me directly on the details below.

 

Regards, Alison

 

Alison Walker

Complaints, Information and Mediation Officer

Nottinghamshire County Council

0115 9774004 (Direct Line)

 

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