1st Floor Offices 42 High Street Mold Flintshire CH7 1BH
01352 759332
Advocacy@ASNEW.org.uk

Advocacy Services North East Wales

Changing Lives for the Better

Services

ADVOCACY IN THE COMMUNITY

IPA – INDEPENDENT PROFESSIONAL ADVOCACY

IMHA – INDEPENDENT MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCACY

IMCA – INDEPENDENT MENTAL CAPACITY ADVOCACY

ADVOCACY FOR CARERS

Paid RPR – RELEVANT PERSONS REPRESENTATIVES

SAFE – SELF ADVOCACY FOR EMPOWERMENT

MHFA – MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

ABOUT US

Advocacy Services North East Wales provide Independent Advocacy to the residents of Flintshire and Wrexham
We are able to work with anyone who feels that our service is one they need, with no requirement to be in mental health services or with a formal mental health diagnosis.
Our advocates work with anyone over the age of 18 including younger people with dementia and carers.
ASNEW is a partner in a North Wales partnership providing the Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) and the Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) Services for which we cover the counties of Flintshire and Wrexham.
The Self-Advocacy For Empowerment (S.A.F.E) project offers bespoke Training, Workshops, Groups and Courses for anyone with mental health concerns and carers.

HISTORY

The Flintshire Mental Health Advocacy Scheme (FMHAS) began in 2000 with one part time ‘scheme coordinator’ based in a very small office in Mold. Initial funding for the service came from the supporting people’s monies from the Welsh Assembly Government; this was match funded by Flintshire Social Services for Adult Mental Health. With training delivered by the coordinator, volunteer advocates were soon working with people throughout Flintshire and the hospital units in neighbouring counties. In 2003 the service became a company limited by guarantee and also a registered charity, the service has achieved the Advocacy Quality Performance Mark in May 2010 (this was renewed in March 2015).

The service is managed by the Board of Trustees, with the day-to-day management of the organisation and its staff being the responsibility of the Service Director – Sue Woods. Due to continuous development, there is now a Service Director, Support Services Manager, a Team of Qualified Advocates, Self Advocacy Facilitatosr and an Support Services Administrator.

2012 saw the service change its name to Flintshire Advocacy Services (FAS) and an office move.
With our expansion into Wrexham in 2015 we became ASNEW – Advocacy Services North East Wales

And in 2017 we moved to our current home at:
1st Floor Offices, 42 High Street, Mold, Flintshire CH7 1BH

Advocacy Services North East Wales is funded by Flintshire Local Authority Adult Mental Health Services, The Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Welsh Assembly Government, Flintshire Local Authority Older Peoples Services with a contribution from P.D.S.I FCC (Physical Disability Sensory Impairment) towards service provision for their client group. The Carers Advocate posts are made possible with The Big Lottery Fund through NEWCIS’ Carers Wellbeing Project in Wrexham and Denbighshire.

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Who we are

Sue Woods

Service Director

Sue has been here since the beginning in 2000, is a qualified Advocacy Qualification assessor and is responsible for the direction and management of the organisation.

Lynn Roberts

Support Services Manager

Lynn has been here since the beginning, intially as the Chair of the Board of Directors, and is now responsible for ensuring the office runs smoothly and effectively. Lynn holds a Level 5 certificate in Independent Advocacy Management.

Lorraine Morris

Advocacy Manager

From vounteer in the early days Lorraine has risen up to take charge of all advocacy in the organisation including, Community, IMCA and IPA services.
Lorraine is a level 4 qualified advocate with the additional IMHA, IMCA, Children and Young People modules, has also undertaken Supervision Training for Advocacy Managers and holds a Level 5 add-on in Advocacy Management.

Topher Boden

Support Services Administrator

Topher joined in 2012 initially to support Lynn in the office on a part time basis. He now works full time ensuring statistics are completed, computer systems are up and running and the maintenence of this website. He also holds a certificate in Cyber Security for Organisations.

David Pownall

Community Lead Advocate, IMCA & RPR

David is a level 4 qualified advocate with the additional IMHA, IMCA and DoLS modules.

Suzanne Hughes

Co-Community Lead Advocate

Suzanne is a level 4 qualified advocate with the additional Children and Young People modules and IMHA.

Nicola Parry

IMHA Lead Advocate, IMCA & RPR

Nic is a level 4 qualified advocate with the additional IMHA, IMCA and DoLS modules.

Chris Vick

Carers Lead Advocate & RPR

Chris is a level 4 qualified advocate.

Bethan Vernon

Community Advocate & RPR

Bethan is a level 4 qualified advocate with the additional IMCA and DoLS modules.

Daniel Robinson

Community Advocate, IPA, IMHA, IMCA & RPR

Dan is a level 4 qualified advocate with the additional IMHA, IMCA  and DoLS modules.

Emma Derkatsch

Community Advocate, IPA & RPR

Emma is a level 4 qualified advocate with the additional IMHA, IMCA and DoLS modules.

Gaynor Davies

Carers Advocate & RPR

Gaynor is a level 4 qualified advocate.

Helen Waterton

Community Advocate, IPA, IMHA & RPR

Helen is a level 4 qualified advocate with the additional IMHA and Children and Young People modules.

Jennifer Challinor

Community Advocate, IPA, IMHA, IMCA & RPR

Jen is a level 4 qualified advocate with the additional IMHA and IMCA modules.

Richard Strefford

Community Advocate, IPA, IMHA, IMCA & RPR

Richard is a level 4 qualified advocate with the additional IMHA, IMCA and DoLS modules.

Rowan Rosenthal

Community Advocate, IPA & RPR

Rowan is a level 4 qualified advocate with the additional IMCA and DoLS modules.

Sandra Kelly

RPR

Sandra is a level 4 qualified advocate and carries out the role of RPR and provides back-up for Lynn within the office.

Clive Rowland

SAFE Facilitator &
MHFA Instructor

Clive along with Sarah, facilitate courses for our SAFE programme. He is also qualified with ‘Training in Mind’ to deliver MHFA – Mental Health FIrst Aid for both Adults and Children.

Sarah Bowen

SAFE Co-Facilitator

Sarah started as a Volunteer and now works with us to facilitate and deliver our SAFE Courses.

Where we are

Address

1st Floor Offices, 42 High Street, Mold, Flintshire  CH7 1BH

Phone

01352 759332

Get in touch

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