Care Act Advocacy
Social care teams in the local authority have a duty to make sure that people are fully involved in understanding and making decisions about the care and support they need. For people who will find it very hard to be fully involved in the care process, independent advocacy is available.
VoiceAbility offer Care Act support for Enfield and Haringey residents only. For Care Act advocacy in Barnet, contact barnetcab.org.uk/careandsupport/
For eligible people, independent advocates are available to support them to understand, plan for and be involved in their:
- Care assessments
- Care and support planning
- Care and support reviews
- Safeguarding enquiries
- And, for safeguarding adult reviews, previously known as serious case reviews.
Advocates work with individuals to help them make their own decisions, will support people to understand the care and support process they will be involved in and to tell professionals their wishes and preferences about their future care and support needs.
You may be eligible for advocacy support if you are:
- An adult who needs care and support
- A carer
- A child who is making the transition to adult care services
You can find out more in our Care and Support Advocacy page.
How to get an advocate
If you are not sure whether you can get a care and support advocate, you can get advice from the VoiceAbility team: 020 8900 2221 or firstname.lastname@example.org