Cambridge House Advocacy ServicesThe organisation has been a main fixture in Southwark since 1889 and has been providing services and support for some of the most vulnerable people in the Borough.
Among other services – Cambridge House has been commissioned to deliver the following Statutory Advocacy Services to residents of Southwark:
- The Independent Mental Health Advocacy Service – IMHA
This service is for anyone detained under the Mental Health Act 2007. Anyone detained in hospital or living in the community on restrictions under the Mental Health Act is legally entitled to support and representation from an Independent Mental Health Advocate.
Click this link to view the IMHA poster
- The Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy Service – IMCA
The Mental Capacity Act 2007 introduces new safeguards for anyone lacking mental capacity to make certain important decisions about their care and treatment. One of the safeguards afforded by the Mental Capacity Act 2005 is the Independent Mental Capacity Advocate.
Click this link to view the IMCA leaflet
- Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards – DOLS
From 1st April 2009 Managing Authorities (Care Homes or NHS Hospitals) and Supervisory Bodies (Local Authority or Primary Care Trusts) will have a duty to consult a Deprivation of Liberty (DOLS) IMCA when making decisions around granting safeguards for people who may have to be deprived of their liberty in keeping with new government regulations.
Click this link to view the Relevant Persons Representative
How to Contact them:
1 Addington Square
Camberwell, London, SE5 0HF
Tel: 020 7358 7007