Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA)

A statutory requirement, to support people, assessed as not having capacity to make decisions. This applies to particular decisions in people’s lives regarding; serious medical treatment, a change of accommodation, safeguarding adults from abuse, deprivation of liberty, and care reviews.

Referrals to Trafford Advocacy Service (TAS)

TAS will accept referrals from anyone, including; health and social care practitioners, service providers, community organisations, housing associations, families, friends and people themselves. Advocacy referrals should be made on the initial form and sent to the Advocacy Hub at Trafford CIL, details below.

Referrals can be made by phone, email, post or online and support is available to help people make referrals in person or over the phone. Following a referral an advocate will be in touch to acknowledge its receipt and to get more information about the reasons behind it.

IMHA, IMCA and Care Act referrals can still be made via existing channels by practitioners.

Downloadable forms and resources

IMCA Referral Form (word doc)
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Form (word doc) 
Advocacy Charter (pdf)
Waiting List Policy (pdf)
Non-disclosure Form for Translators (word doc)
TAS Easy Read (pdf)

(If you require these documents in any other accessible formats then please contact us)


For more information about advocacy please contact:
Advocacy Team
Telephone: 0161 850 0645
E-mail: [email protected]

TAS Hub will be open Monday to Friday 10:00 – 4:00 (answerphone out of hours), advocacy support can be provided flexibly beyond these hours depending on the needs of those involved.