Care Act advocacy
Thank you for the support you’ve given him, you’ve enabled him to make his choice about what he wants. I look forward to working with you again.
Care Act advocates support people to understand their rights under the Care Act and to be fully involved in a local authority assessment, care review, care and support planning or safeguarding process.
When to refer
Make an advocacy referral when all three conditions apply
- one of these processes is taking place: social care needs assessment, carers assessment, care planning, care review or S42 safeguarding investigation
- without support, the person will have substantial difficulty being involved
- there are no appropriate, able and willing family or friends to support the person’s active involvement
‘Substantial difficulty’ means that, without support, the person will find it very hard to
- understand relevant information
- retain that information
- use or weigh up that information
- communicate their wishes and views