The Care Act 2014 says that some people are legally entitled to have an advocate to support them to understand and participate in their health and social care assessments, support plans, reviews or safeguarding enquiries.
A person may be entitled to a Care Act advocate if:
- They would find it difficult to be actively involved in their care and support plans without an advocate
- They do not already have someone suitable who can help
A Care Act advocate is independent, qualified and experienced in understanding the health and social care system.
To find out more about Care Act advocacy and how to make a referral click on the links below: