Making health and social care services work better, for everyone

Action For M.E. have opened a new advocacy service for people affected by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) or M.E.

The issues they offer support with could include Housing, Health and social care  (issues with GP, including complaints in relation to social care services), Employment, Relationships/family, Discrimination, or Access to education.

The service may be of benefit for anyone who has a diagnosis of CFS/M.E. and:

  • wishes their voice to be heard on issues that are important to them

  • needs to defend and safeguard their rights

  • wants their views and wishes genuinely considered when decisions are being made about their lives

  • does not have anyone appropriate who can support them with this.

The service is mostly telephone, email, or video conference-based in terms of the direct support provided, but in some cases face to face advocacy support may be available for those severely affected too. There is also support for people with M.E. to develop self-advocacy skills.

Please contact advocacy@actionforme.org.uk to self-refer.