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Barking and Dagenham Mental Health Advocacy Services

Mental Health Services includes Advocacy under the Independent Mental Health Act (IMHA), Independent Mental Capacity Act (IMCA) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguard (DoLs) services. The service provides support with treatment plans so that they reflect individual needs and support people to have their voice heard in the hospital ward or at a care home. If you know of someone who is living with mental health problem and needs independent support, please contact the service Cambridge House Advocacy, which has been commissioned by the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham to provide help and support.  

Who to contact

Contact Name
Cambridge House
Contact Position
020 7358 7000
Cambridge House

Protecting the voices, choices, and rights of adults in Barking and Dagenham

Cambridge House provides free, independent, and confidential advocacy services to help people become involved in the decisions which affect their lives.

We offer our expert care and assistance to:

  • Adults with mental health needs who are subject to the Mental Health Act
  • People who lack capacity and require IMCA support
  • Adults who need care and support and are having their needs assessed, planned, or reviewed
  • Adults who are the subject of a Safeguarding Enquiry or a Safeguarding Adult Review because they are at risk of abuse or neglect
  • Carers of both adults and children in ‘transition’

Our advocacy service works to ensure that people’s voices are heard, that their rights are protected, and that they understand what is happening to them. We speak for up for them when they cannot, and support and advise them when they can.

All our services are quality assured. All our advocates are fully trained, qualified and experienced.

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