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Spot-purchased Advocacy Services


We welcome spot-purchase arrangements for specific advocacy provision including out of area referrals by Local Authorities for Mental Health Advocacy, Care Act Advocacy, IMCA, DoLS and RPR work, etc.

Spot-purchase advocacy can help when there is no contract to provide that particular piece of work. It is a single piece of work funded by an individual, their representative or a statutory service to provide advocacy for an individual client.

We can support the individual to:

  • Identify what they want from services
  • Understand their rights and entitlements
  • Have their voice heard by services
  • Make difficult decisions for themselves

This advocacy can be on an instructed basis with an individual who can make an informed decision about what they want, or on a non-instructed basis with an individual who does not have the capacity to make an informed decision and where someone else is a decision maker on their behalf.

Some further benefits of providing advocacy via spot-purchase are:

  • May prevent waiting lists
  • May be able to bridge a gap in provision e.g. Mental Health Advocacy in the community.

Please contact 0330 440 9000 to discuss our spot-purchase arrangements.

 The seAp spot-purchase authorisation form for out of area agreements can be downloaded here: 

Spot Purchase Authorisation


If you need to make a spot-purchase referral to seAp, please use the relevant form provided below.



This service is provided by seAp in the following local authority areas:

  • Bath & North East Somerset
  • Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole
  • Bracknell Forest
  • Brighton & Hove
  • Bristol
  • Buckinghamshire
  • Cornwall
  • Dorset
  • East Sussex
  • Essex
  • Gloucestershire
  • Hampshire
  • Isle of Wight
  • Isles of Scilly
  • Kent
  • Medway
  • Milton Keynes
  • North Somerset
  • Oxfordshire
  • Plymouth
  • Reading
  • Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead
  • Slough
  • Somerset
  • South Gloucestershire
  • Southampton City
  • Surrey
  • Swindon
  • West Berkshire
  • West Sussex
  • Wiltshire
  • Wokingham