Dear Southern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland),

1. Which Body is/was funded to carry out advocacy services within the Northern Trust, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17 financial years.
2. How much per annum was spent on funding this advocacy service during each of those financial years?
3.Please outline in detail a comprehensive outline of the exact remit of this service.
4. Please clarify if this advocacy service is restrictive to certain types of mental health issues or if it is completely inclusive to all queries about mental health.
5.How does the Southern Trust define 'advocacy' within this service ie what is the paid Body paid to do here.
6. Is the jurisdiction only Southern Trust area?

Yours faithfully,

Joan Corrigan

Team, Foi, Southern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

Information Governance Dept.

By email:

27th January 2017 Our Ref: 2017/050

Dear Ms Corrigan


I acknowledge your request which was received on 26th January 2017 requesting information held by the Trust.

Your request is currently being addressed and if approved you will receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000. For your information, the Act defines a number of exemptions which may prevent release of the information you have requested. If any of the exemption categories apply then the information will not be released. You will be informed if this is the case, including your right of appeal.

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Yours sincerely

Karen Harrison
Information Governance Officer

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Team, Foi, Southern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

Dear Ms Corrigan,

We have been advised that the Trust has a wide range of advocacy services. Can you please clarify which specific advocacy service your request relates to?


Information Governance Team

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Dear Team, Foi,

My apologies. I mean, specifically the Mental Health Advocacy service.

Yours sincerely,

Joan Corrigan

Team, Foi, Southern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

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Dear Ms Corrigan


Please see attached response in respect of your recent Freedom of
Information request to the Southern Health & Social Care Trust.


Kind Regards

Karen Harrison

Information Governance Dept

Southern Health & Social Care Trust


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