Advocacy Service


Advocacy is taking action to help people say what they want, secure their rights, represent their interests and obtain services they need. Advocates and Advocacy Schemes work in partnership with the people they support and take their side. Advocacy promotes social inclusion, equality and social justice.     Action4Advocacy

Independent advocacy involves a partnership between a concerned member of the community (advocate) and a person who may be feeling vulnerable, isolated or disempowered. The advocate provides support, information and representation with the aim of empowering their advocacy partner and enabling them to express their needs and choices. If necessary, the advocate can represent their partner’s wishes to another person or agency on their behalf.
Disabled people, their organisations and many leading voluntary organisations welcome the use of advocacy and believe it is crucial to achieving the Government’s vision of more choice and control for all disabled people.                            Office for Disability Issues

At MS Family Support we pride ourselves on having dedicated, independent, Advocates who specialise in supporting people with MS – and their Carers.

We are members of Action4Advocacy (membership number A4AMEM1743) and the East Sussex Advocacy Network. We fully support and act under the terms of the Advocacy Charter.
The Advocacy Charter for Advocacy Schemes defines the ten key principles of Advocacy.

  • Clarity of Purpose
  • Independence
  • Putting People First
  • Empowerment
  • Equal Opportunity
  • Accessibility
  • Accountability
  • Supporting Advocates
  • Confidentiality
  • Complaints

The Advocacy Service is also Free of Charge

If you require the support of an Advocate please contact us by using the info@msfamilysupport link at the foot of the page or telephone:

Bernard on 01323 521167
Margaret on 01323 723418