Advocacy def:- any action that speaks in favour of, in support or on behalf of others to ensure their views wishes and experiences are heard.
Having listened to the views of our clients and family members, we have developed a pioneering advocacy service within FHC, whereby we have a team of Support Advocates, who themselves have experience first-hand injury and the litigation process. Our Support Advocates are available on a self-employed basis through our platform to provide face to face or virtual peer support and assistance to clients with similar injuries and their case manager and wider MDT. This support can be relating to specific areas or more general in nature.
In addition to working directly with clients, our Support Advocates are available upon request, to present to professional groups their bespoke ‘Survivors Guide to my Injury ’ talk. Our first Advocate is Laura White. Laura is our Brain Injury Support Advocate (BISA). More Advocates will be added as the role develops.