Preparing to make your own decisions

Support to help you express your views and wishes (advocacy)

If you have difficulty making decisions, working out what you want, or saying what you think, you can get support to help you express your views and wishes.

This is known as 'advocacy'.

You can get support from a family member, friend or an advocacy service.

They can help you to:

  • understand the information that you are given, and the choices you have
  • understand what services are available, and what support they can give you
  • have your voice heard

See South Tyneside Council: Advocacy services.