Advocates take action to help people say what they want, secure their rights, represent their interests and obtain the services they need. Darlington Association on Disability (DAD)’s Advocacy Project is free and independent.

We can support people who are:

  • living in Darlington and have been assessed to use or need to use adult social care services and have difficulty in putting their views across to the council. Includes carers. This is known as general advocacy.
  • are subject to the Mental Health Act 1983, revised 2007. This is known Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA).
  • authorised to be deprived of their liberty under the Mental Capacity Act 2005. This is known as Relevant Person's Representative (RPR).

We are all experienced and trained in good advocacy practice. We are funded by Darlington Adult Social Services; however our work is totally independent. Our job is not to tell someone what to do or what to say. Our job is to make sure that the person’s voice is heard when decisions are made about their health or social care.

When is it on?

Time of day
Session information
9.00am - 5.00pm

Who to contact

Contact name
Vicki Lamb
Contact position
Project Co-Ordinator
01325 360 524

Where to go

Enterprise House
Unit 1P
Valley Street

Other details

Referral and availability notes

Users should be referred or we can be contacted directly.


Durham County Council's Families Information Service does not promote nor endorse the services advertised on this website. Anyone seeking to use/access such services does so at their own risk and may make all appropriate enquiries about fitness for purpose and suitability to meet their needs.

Useful documents

  • DAD breaking through a wall

Journey planner

Address: Unit 1P  Valley Street  Darlington 

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