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.

Who is eligible for Care Act Advocacy?

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.

What can a Care Act advocate do?

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.
  • 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.

How to get an advocate

If you are not sure whether you can get a care and support advocate, contact us.