MP’s praise for charity helping Wirral residents

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23 Nov 2018

Wirral West MP Margaret Greenwood has attended a reception in Parliament hosted by the charity n-compass northwest.

n-compass northwest is a health and social care charity delivering advocacy services in Wirral through the Wirral Advocacy Hub. During 2017/18, 2,466 people contacted the Wirral Advocacy Hub for support. 272 people received independent mental capacity advocacy (IMCA) and deprivation of liberty (DoLS) support, and 468 people received independent mental health advocacy (IMHA) support.

The theme of the event in Parliament was ‘Behind the Smile’, with the charity encouraging people to consider that behind every smile is a story that can often be a sad one. Whether that's someone suffering from poor mental health or someone who is just lonely and isolated – identifying and then supporting these people to stay well is an ever-increasing challenge.

Margaret Greenwood said:

“n-compass northwest does a great job in supporting people locally and I enjoyed meeting representatives of the charity in Parliament. I was also pleased to be able to visit their Wirral base recently.

“They can help with things like helping people to understand their rights, finding out information, communicating with health and social services on behalf of people who might have difficulty in doing that themselves, helping people to have their voices heard and helping them to access the services they need.

“I would urge anyone who thinks they may need support from n-compass northwest to get in touch with them.”

Teresa Jennings, Chief Executive of n-compass northwest, said:

“n-compass northwest help people regain control of their lives, providing hope and a sense of purpose.

“We strive to make a difference and enhance life opportunities for adults and young people disadvantaged by disability, physical and mental illness, age or social exclusion.

“We place people at the centre of everything we do, delivering excellence by utilising people's strengths to stay well.”

If you feel you could benefit from the advocacy services offered by n-compass northwest in Wirral, you can contact the Wirral Advocacy Hub on 0300 2000 083 or email You can also visit for more information.

If you would like to become a volunteer with n-compass northwest, you can call 0345 0138 208 or email