ICANN is an independent advocacy organisation, who is able to accept private commissions or contracts at competitive rates.
Advocacy services can be commissioned by local authorities, or other public bodies, on behalf of individuals for example via their solicitors. This can be for both instructed and non-instructed advocacy in a variety of situations.
ICANN provide Advocacy services for a local independent care home organisation providing dementia services, which include a regular drop in service for clients seeking advocacy support, and support to attend service user forums.
Care homes, residential homes, rehabilitation centres and assisted/supported living schemes, may find this helpful for their service user groups, to increase participation, and fulfil care quality standards, as well as a matter of good practice.
ICANN have a variety of training and awareness packages around Advocacy. Advocacy awareness can be useful for staff in a variety of settings, and can be tailored to your needs. From one off, half day sessions to a regular programme to increase skills amongst your staff.
Training can be provided as a short course in basic advocacy skills for other professionals. More in depth training, can be arranged to meet the needs of your staff, examples include, Children’s advocacy, Benefits advocacy, Mental Health advocacy, or Mental Capacity advocacy.
ICANN are part of the Dementia Champions scheme, and can provide Dementia Friends Awareness sessions if required.
Please contact us for more information.