IMCA resource - find an IMCA

A list of independent mental capacity advocate (IMCA) providers for local authorities across England and Wales can be found below.


Derby - Derbyshire MIND

Telephone: 01332 623732 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Leicester - POhWER

Telephone: 0300 456 2370 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Leicestershire - POhWER

Telephone: 0300 456 2370 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Lincolnshire - VoiceAbility

Telephone: 01529 400479 | Email | Website / Online Referral

North East Lincolnshire - Cloverleaf Advocacy

Telephone: 0303 303 0413 | Email | Website / Online Referral

North Lincolnshire - Cloverleaf Advocacy

Telephone: 01724 854952 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Northamptonshire - VoiceAbility

Telephone: 0845 0175 198 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Nottinghamshire - POhWER

Telephone: 0300 456 2370 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Rutland - POhWER

Telephone: 0300 456 2370 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Bedfordshire - POhWER

Telephone: 0300 456 2370 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Cambridgeshire - VoiceAbility

Telephone: 0300 330 5499 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Essex - VoiceAbility

Telephone: 0845 0175 198 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Hertfordshire - POhWER

Telephone: 0300 456 2370 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Luton - POhWER

Telephone: 0300 456 2370 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Norfolk - POhWER

Telephone: 0300 456 2370 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Peterborough - VoiceAbility

Telephone: 0300 330 5499 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Southend - Together for Mental Wellbeing

Telephone: 01708 349191 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Suffolk - VoiceAbility

Telephone: 01473 857631 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Thurrock - POhWER

Telephone: 0300 456 2370 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Barking and Dagenham - VoiceAbility

Telephone: 0300 330 5499 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Barnet - VoiceAbility

Telephone: 0300 330 5499 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Bexley - Advocacy for All

Telephone: 0845 832 0044 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Brent - POhWER

Telephone: 0300 456 2370 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Bromley - Advocacy for All

Telephone: 0845 832 0044 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Camden - Rethink Mental Illness

Telephone: 020 3317 7197 | Email | Website / Online Referral

City of London - VoiceAbility

Telephone: 0300 330 5499 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Croydon - VoiceAbility

Telephone: 0300 330 5499 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Ealing - POhWER

Telephone: 0300 456 2370 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Enfield - VoiceAbility

Telephone: 0300 330 5499 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Greenwich - Advocacy for All

Telephone: 0845 832 0044 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Hackney - VoiceAbility

Telephone: 0300 330 5499 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Hammersmith & Fulham - POhWER

Telephone: 0300 456 2370 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Haringey - VoiceAbility

Telephone: 0300 330 5499 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Harrow - POhWER

Telephone: 0300 456 2370 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Hillingdon - POhWER

Telephone: 0300 456 2370 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Hounslow - POhWER

Telephone: 0300 456 2370 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Islington - VoiceAbility

Telephone: 0300 330 5499 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Kensington & Chelsea - POhWER

Telephone: 0300 456 2370 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Kingston upon Thames - Knowledge Advocacy Guidance

Telephone: 07825 549 191 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Lambeth - POhWER

Telephone: 0300 456 2370 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Lewisham - Advocacy for All

Telephone: 0845 832 0044 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Merton - VoiceAbility

Telephone: 0300 330 5499 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Newham - VoiceAbility

Telephone: 0300 330 5499 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Redbridge - VoiceAbility

Telephone: 0300 330 5499 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Richmond upon Thames - Knowledge Advocacy Guidance

Telephone: 07825 549 191 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Southwark - Cambridge House

Telephone: 020 7358 7000 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Sutton - Advocacy for All

Telephone: 0845 832 0044 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Sutton - Support Empower Advocate Promote

Telephone: 0300 343 5728 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Tower Hamlets - POhWER

Telephone: 0300 456 2370 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Waltham Forest - Cambridge House

Telephone: 020 7358 7000 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Wandsworth - VoiceAbility

Telephone: 0300 330 5499 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Westminster - POhWER

Telephone: 0300 456 2370 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Darlington - Skills for People

Telephone: 0191 281 8737 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Durham - Skills for People

Telephone: 0191 281 8737 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Gateshead - Your Voice Counts

Telephone: 0191 478 6472 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Hartlepool - Tees Advocacy Hub

Telephone: 01642 802285 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Middlesbrough - Tees Advocacy Hub

Telephone: 01642 802285 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Newcastle upon Tyne - Your Voice Counts

Telephone: 0191 478 6472 | Email | Website / Online Referral

North Tyneside - Independent Advocacy North East

Telephone: 0191 2596662 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Northumberland - Adapt North East

Telephone: 01434 600599 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Redcar & Cleveland - Tees Advocacy Hub

Telephone: 01642 802285 | Email | Website / Online Referral

South Tyneside - Your Voice Counts

Telephone: 0191 478 6472 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Sunderland - VoiceAbility

Telephone: 0191 510 5051 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Blackburn - Advocacy Focus

Telephone: 0300 323 0965 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Blackpool - Advocacy Focus

Telephone: 0300 323 0965 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Bolton - Rethink Mental Illness

Telephone: 0161 226 3332 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Bury - Advocacy Focus

Telephone: 0300 323 0965 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Cheshire - Age UK Cheshire

Telephone: 01606 881660 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Cheshire East - Cheshire Centre for Independent Living

Telephone: 01606 331853 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Cumbria - People First Cumbria

Telephone: 03003 038037 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Halton - Advocacy Together

Telephone: 01744 451 531 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Knowsley - Together for Mental Wellbeing

Telephone: 01744 451 531 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Lancashire - Advocacy Focus

Telephone: 0300 323 0965 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Liverpool & Sefton - VoiceAbility

Telephone: 0151 207 7557 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Manchester - Manchester Advocacy Hub

Telephone: 0161 214 3904 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Oldham - Together for Mental Wellbeing

Telephone: 07545207791 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Rochdale - Rochdale and District MIND

Telephone: 01706 752350  | Email | Website / Online Referral

Salford - MIND in Salford

Telephone: 0161 212 4880 | Email | Website / Online Referral

St. Helens - Together for Mental Wellbeing

Telephone: 01744 451 531 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Stockport - Together for Mental Wellbeing

Telephone: 07545207791 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Tameside - Together for Mental Wellbeing

Telephone: 07545207791 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Trafford - Trafford Centre for Independent Living

Telephone: 0161 850 0645 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Warrington - Together for Mental Wellbeing

Telephone: 01744 451 531 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Wigan - Wigan Family Welfare

Telephone: 01942 867 888 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Wirral - n-compass North West Limited

Telephone: 0345 0138 208 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Berkshire - POhWER

Telephone: 0300 456 2370 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Bracknell - POhWER

Telephone: 0300 456 2370 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Brighton & Hove - POhWER

Telephone: 0300 456 2370 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Buckinghamshire - POhWER

Telephone: 0300 456 2370 | Email | Website / Online Referral

East Surrey - Knowledge Advocacy Guidance

Telephone: 07825 549 191 | Email | Website / Online Referral

East Sussex - POhWER

Telephone: 0300 456 2370 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Hampshire - Solent MIND

Telephone: 023 8020 8955 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Isle of Wight - Southern Advocacy Services

Telephone: 01983 559299 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Kent - Advocacy for All

Telephone: 0845 832 0044 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Medway - Support Empower Advocate Promote

Telephone: 0300 3435715 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Milton Keynes - POhWER

Telephone: 0300 456 2370 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Oxfordshire - Getting Heard

Telephone: 0300 343 5718 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Portsmouth - Solent MIND

Telephone: 023 8020 8955 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Reading - POhWER

Telephone: 0300 456 2370 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Slough - POhWER

Telephone: 0300 456 2370 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Southampton - Solent MIND

Telephone: 023 8020 8955 | Email | Website / Online Referral

West Berkshire - POhWER

Telephone: 0300 456 2370 | Email | Website / Online Referral

West Surrey - Just Advocacy

Telephone: 01276 28515 | Email | Website / Online Referral

West Sussex - POhWER

Telephone: 0300 456 2370 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Windsor & Maidenhead - POhWER

Telephone: 0300 456 2370 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Wokingham - POhWER

Telephone: 0300 456 2370 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Bath & North East Somerset - Swan Advocacy

Telephone: 03333 44 7928 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Bournemouth - Dorset Advocacy

Telephone: 0300 3437000 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Bristol - Bristol Mind

Telephone: 0117 980 0371 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Cornwall - Support Empower Advocate Promote

Telephone: 0300 343 5706 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Devon - Age UK Devon

Telephone: 0845 231 1900 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Dorset - Dorset Advocacy

Telephone: 01305 251 033 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Gloucestershire - County Community Projects

Telephone: 0845 644 6448 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Isles of Scilly - Support Empower Advocate Promote

Telephone: 0845 2799019 | Email | Website / Online Referral

North Somerset - 1in4 People

Telephone: 01934 622 292 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Plymouth - Support Empower Advocate Promote

Telephone: 0300 343 5719 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Poole - Dorset Advocacy

Telephone: 01305 251033 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Somerset - Swan Advocacy

Telephone: 03333 44 7928 | Email | Website / Online Referral

South Gloucestershire - The Care Forum

Telephone: 0808 808 5252 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Swindon - Swindon Advocacy Movement

Telephone: 01793 542575/542266 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Torbay - Age UK Devon

Telephone: 0845 231 1900 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Wiltshire - Swan Advocacy

Telephone: 01722 341 851 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Anglesey & Gwynedd - Mental Health Advocacy Scheme

Telephone: 01248 354127 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Blaenau Gwent - Advocacy Support Cymru

Telephone: 029 2054 0444  | Email | Website / Online Referral

Bridgend - IMCA Wales

Telephone: 01656 738750 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Caerphilly - Advocacy Support Cymru

Telephone: 029 2054 0444  | Email | Website / Online Referral

Cardiff - Advocacy Support Cymru

Telephone: 029 2054 0444  | Email | Website / Online Referral

Carmarthenshire - IMCA Wales

Telephone: 01656 738750 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Ceredigion - IMCA Wales

Telephone: 01656 738750 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Conwy - Conwy & Denbighshire Mental Health Advocacy Service

Telephone: 01745 813999 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Denbighshire - Conwy & Denbighshire Mental Health Advocacy Service

Telephone: 01745 813999 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Flintshire - Advocacy Services North East Wales

Telephone: 01352 759 175 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Merthyr Tydfil - Advocacy Support Cymru

Telephone: 029 2054 0444  | Email | Website / Online Referral

Monmouthshire - Advocacy Support Cymru

Telephone: 029 2054 0444  | Email | Website / Online Referral

Neath Port Talbot - IMCA Wales

Telephone: 01656 738750 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Newport - Advocacy Support Cymru

Telephone: 029 2054 0444  | Email | Website / Online Referral

Pembrokeshire - IMCA Wales

Telephone: 01656 738750 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Powys - Powys Community Health Council (CHC)

Telephone: 01874 624206 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Rhondda Cynon Taff - Advocacy Support Cymru

Telephone: 029 2054 0444  | Email | Website / Online Referral

Swansea - IMCA Wales

Telephone: 01656 738750 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Torfaen - Advocacy Support Cymru

Telephone: 029 2054 0444  | Email | Website / Online Referral

Vale of Glamorgan - Advocacy Support Cymru

Telephone: 029 2054 0444  | Email | Website / Online Referral

Wrexham - Advocacy Services North East Wales

Telephone: 01352 759 175 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Birmingham - POhWER

Telephone: 0300 456 2370 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Coventry - VoiceAbility

Telephone: 0300 330 5499 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Dudley - Dudley Advocacy

Telephone: 01384 456877 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Herefordshire - Onside Advocacy

Telephone: 01905 27525 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Sandwell - POhWER

Telephone: 0300 456 2370 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Shropshire - POhWER

Telephone: 0300 456 2370 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Solihull - Solihull Action through Advocacy

Telephone: 0121 706 4696 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Staffordshire - ASIST Advocacy Services

Telephone: 01782 845584 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Stoke-on-Trent - ASIST Advocacy Services

Telephone: 01782 845584 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Telford & Wrekin - POhWER

Telephone: 0300 456 2370 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Walsall - POhWER

Telephone: 0300 456 2370 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Warwickshire - VoiceAbility

Telephone: 0300 330 5499 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Wolverhampton - POhWER

Telephone: 0300 456 2370 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Worcestershire - Onside Advocacy

Telephone: 01905 27525 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Barnsley - Cloverleaf Advocacy

Telephone: 0300 0120 412 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Bradford - Choice Advocacy

Telephone: 01274 391691 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Bradford - Bradford and Airedale Mental Health Advocacy Group

Telephone: 01274 770 118 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Calderdale - Cloverleaf Advocacy

Telephone: 01422 849589 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Doncaster - Cloverleaf Advocacy

Telephone: 01924 454875 | Email | Website / Online Referral

East Riding - Cloverleaf Advocacy

Telephone: 01482 880160 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Hull & East Riding - Cloverleaf Advocacy

Telephone: 01482 880160 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Kirklees and Wakefield - Together for Mental Wellbeing

Telephone: 01924 361050 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Leeds - Leeds Advocacy

Telephone: 0113 244 0606 | Email | Website / Online Referral

North Yorkshire - Cloverleaf Advocacy

Telephone: 01609 765355 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Rotherham - Cloverleaf Advocacy

Telephone: 01724 854952 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Sheffield - Sheffield Mental Health Citizens Advice Bureau

Telephone: 0800 035 0396 | Email | Website / Online Referral

Wakefield - Together for Mental Wellbeing

Telephone: 01924 361050 | Email | Website / Online Referral

York - Cloverleaf Advocacy

Telephone: 01924 454875 | Email | Website / Online Referral


The IMCA service that is used is generally the one covering the area in which the person is currently staying (including if they are in hospital).

IMCAs can only work with people who meet the criteria set out in the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and the Expansion Regulations. They cannot start working with individuals until they have been instructed by an appropriate person as set out in the MCA, (for example, a doctor who has to make serious medical treatment decisions). For this reason IMCA services can only accept referrals from specific people. However, if you feel someone should be referred to an IMCA, do contact your local IMCA provider who may be able to help.