Asist provides specialist independent advocacy support focused on one-to-one, issue based advocacy services for people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and/or mental health issues.

Advocacy is about enabling people who have difficulty speaking out to speak up and make their own, informed, independent choices about decisions that affect their lives.

Asist offers a number of specialist projects including Health, BME, Care Act, Parents, Resettlement and Acute Wards services. Asist also provides the Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy service (IMCA) and the Independent Mental Health Act Advocacy service (IMHA) support in Staffordshire.

Asist is nationally recognised for developing, writing and promoting the Watching Brief guidance which outlines the core principles that underpin all Non-Instructed Advocacy support services across the UK.

Downloads & Guides

Your Guide to Asist Leaflet

Your Guide to Asist

Your Guide to Asist - Clear Information Leaflet

Your Guide to Asist - Clear Information


IMHA Leaflet

IMHA - Independent Metal
Health Advocacy Service      

The Watching Brief Leaflet

Watching Brief Guide - Carers and Professionals


IMCA Leaflet

IMCA - Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy Service

DoLS Leaflet

DoLS - Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

Health Advocacy Leaflet

Health Advocacy

BME Leaflet

BME Advocacy