Advocacy and HealthWatch Commissioning consultation

Closes 19 Nov 2018

Opened 27 Aug 2018

Results expected 30 Nov 2018

Feedback expected 30 Nov 2018


Bristol has a range of formal and informal advocacy services delivered across the city. These advocacy services help citizens say what they want from services such as adult care & support, children's services and health and mental health services and it helps influence how these services are delivered to meet citizen's needs.

Advocacy services are due to be recommissioned for the period April 2019 to March 2024. The  proposed Commissioning Plan for recommissioning Advocacy services sets out Bristol City Council's (BCC) requirements and expectations of providers relating to this commissioning process. The audience for this paper includes general public, stakeholders, and potential bidders to deliver the service. 

We’ll be working consulting with individuals, groups and organisations that are involved with Advocacy and HealthWatch services in Bristol to seek their views on the best options going forward.

The specific services included in this round of recommissioning are:

•Local HealthWatch

•NHS and Social Care & Complaints Procedure Advocacy (IHCCAS)

•Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA)

•Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA)

•Independent Care Act Advocacy (ICAA)

•Care Management Advocacy Project (CMAP)

•BME Advocacy

•Outreach Advocacy

•In-patient Advocacy

Why We Are Consulting

This consultation asks for your views on the proposed Commissioning Plan for recommissioning Advocacy services and your feedback on existing advocacy services. Please refer to  the proposed Commissioning Plan for recommissioning Advocacy services document before completing the survey questions below


  • All Areas


  • All residents
  • Expert Stakeholders
  • Service Users


  • Health & Wellbeing