IslingtonLondon > Islington We are pleased to announce that as of 1st August 2016, we are providing the following advocacy services to the residents of Islington in partnership with Elfrida. For more information on the services that our partner Elfrida provides, please visit their website on www.elfrida.com We offer the following services in Islington: Independent Mental Health Advocacy Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy Relevant Person’s Paid Representative Health and Community Advocacy Independent Care and Support Advocacy NHS Complaints Advocacy How do I get support from an advocate? To make a referral to the advocacy services in Islington, you can download the forms below: Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) referral form Community Advocacy (including the Care Act) referral form Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) referral form If you are not sure whether you can get an advocate, or for more information, advice and support in your area, you can contact us on 0300 456 2370 or email [email protected] Local Resources Download the Islington Integrated Advocacy leaflet (pdf) Download the Islington IMHA leaflet (pdf) Click here to find out about Islington's Healthwatch In your area London Islington POhWER advocate Lewis Ireland is completing a charity cycle Islington POhWER advocate Lewis Ireland is completing a charity cycle. Lewis Ireland, from our Islington team will be completing a charity cycle on behalf of POhWER in the Spring. He will be cycling for ten days solo and on average he will be covering 100 miles per day - he will be sleeping in a tent. He will start at land’s end and finish at John O'Groats. Here is how his training has gone so far: “ I have started to build the training up slowly so last week was 100 miles, this week should be around 150 and that will gradually build up to about 300-400 in the weeks preceding. There’s lots of high intensity as well so I won’t always need to cover such long miles, just do them much quicker. I think I will start the charity cycle around the end of march/early April. I’ll be camping on the go most nights to keep costs down; I may be a little smelly when I get back!". I am sure you will all join POhWER in wishing him luck, please feel free to share the page to help him reach his target, so far he has raised £265. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lewis-ireland1 Please find below Lewis's training up dates: 'I cycled to Leicester a few weeks ago which was a 100 miles, a couple of 50 miles down to Richmond park, cycle to Cambridge a month or so ago which was 70 miles and then just running in between. I’ll be cycling back to Derby for Christmas to spend time with my family which will be 120 miles and then I aim to 'get 500k cycled in the Christmas break.'