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Gwent Access to Advocacy (GATA) - Social welfare advice and information

Last updated: 28/02/2024
Social welfare advice and information This resource can use the Welsh language
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What we do

GATA is a free, independent and confidential service that assists you to know your rights and to have more voice, choice and control when decisions are made that affect you.

Is the advocacy helpline for me?
Yes if:

- you are 18+, live in Greater Gwent (Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport, Torfaen), and need help talking to professionals in public services about your care and support needs

- you are a carer aged 18+, live in Greater Gwent and need help talking to professionals in public services about either your own care and support needs or those of someone you care for

- you are a relative, friend or professional who thinks a person may benefit from advocacy

We offer information, advice and support with signposting and referrals to adult advocacy services. As we are independent of local authorities, the NHS and advocacy providers, we can ensure that you receive the type of advocacy that is right for you.

Details for this social welfare advice and information service:

Welfare benefits: Information
Employment: Information
Housing: Information
Immigration: Information
Discrimination: Information
Money: Information
Debt: Information
  • Does this service offer fully independent advice? Yes
  • Can this service offer Debt Relief Orders (DROs) through qualified intermediaries? No
  • Does this service hold a recognised quality mark? No
  • Is this service registered with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)? No  
  • Is this service registered with Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC)? No