The Elfrida Society: Advocacy Services

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The Elfrida Society provides a range of advocacy services for people with learning disabilities who live in Islington:

  • one-to-one community advocacy
  • one-to-one Care Act advocacy
  • specialist advocacy for parents with a learning disability

Community Advocacy

Community advocacy can cover a range of areas, but typically individuals are supported with issues related to housing, benefits, health, debts, social care support and social inclusion helps people with learning disabilities:

  • speak up for themselves and have their voice heard 
  • attend a meeting with professionals
  • make a complaint
  • get the information they need to make more informed choices 
  • find out more about their rights 

Care Act Advocacy

Care Act Advocacy provides a service for people who are going through a social care assessment, review or a safeguarding inquiry who don’t have an appropriate adult supporting them. 

Community and care act advocacy:

Specialist Advocacy for Parents with a Learning Disability or Learning Difficulty

The specialist advocacy service for parents with a learning disability or learning difficulty includes support with court proceedings in all matters related to child protection and child in need cases. Specialist advocates help parents to understand their caring requirements and responsibilities and also run a peer support group.


Eligibility criteria


Community and Care Act advocacy 

  • Islington residents with learning disabilities (GLD).

Specialist parents project

  • Parents across London with learning disabilities and learning difficulties.



Community and Care Act advocacy 

  • Islington residents with learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or ADHD.

How to refer

EMIS form

Referral methods: Email

A referral form can be found in ISL EMIS under
ISL global documents > Learning Disabilities  > Advocacy Project Referral Form


If you have any questions call the society.

t: 0207 359 7443

Self-referral Download Form

People with learning disabilities who require advocacy support can self-refer.

There is an easy read self-referral form, on the Elfrida Society website, to email in, or people can telephone 

t: 0207 359 7443


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