By Your Side is an advocacy service for those who would not be eligible for statutory help.
It aims to offer advocacy to deal with any area of peoples life that they feel they need support. Examples include: medical appointments, Benefits applications and interviews, day to day overwhelm (opening post, managing household finances and bills) accessing services and liaising with other support agencies.
Our aim is to encourage and empower people to grow their confidence and ensure their voices are heard and their needs met.
We run a flexible service with the help of trained volunteers.
Referrals come from other support services in the area, medical professionals, internally through HCA and many are self-referred.