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 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.

Leaflets & 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 Mental
Health Advocacy Service      

The Mental Health Act and You Booklet

The Mental Health Act and You

IMCA Leaflet

IMCA - Independent Mental
Capacity Advocacy Service

DoLS Leaflet

DoLS - Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

Care Act Advocacy Leaflet

Care Act Advocacy

BME Leaflet

BME Advocacy

The Watching Brief Leaflet

Watching Brief Guide - Carers and Professionals

NHS Complaints Leaflet

Independent NHS Complaints
Advocacy in Stoke on Trent

Clear Information Fact Sheets

How Advocacy Works

How Advocacy Works

Role of the RPR

Role of the RPR

Mental Health Tribunal Fact Sheet

Mental Health Tribunal

Mental Health, Rights and Responsibilities

Mental Health, Rights
and Responsibilites


Section 3 - Rights and Responsibilities

Section 3 - Rights & Responsibilities

Guide to Reach

Guide to Reach