Care Act Advocacy

Care Act Advocacy

Care Act Advocate is there to help people who may struggle to understand or express what support they need and have no one appropriate to support them with decisions about their care.

This includes people who have been assessed as lacking mental capacity to make decisions; in these cases, a Care Act Advocate may use a non-instructed advocacy approach to help put forward the client’s views and wishes.

If you are going through a needs assessment, review, care planning, carer’s assessment or safeguarding processes, then you may be able to have a Care Act Advocate.

You may be entitled to advocacy support if you have substantial difficulty engaging in decisions your social worker is making about your care and support.

A Referrals for Care Act advocacy (CAA) should be made by social care professionals who are assessing or reviewing care or conducting a safeguarding process for an individual who they judge as having substantial difficulty being involved in the process and where there is no other appropriate person to support them to be involved.

What do we do-

If you have a social work helping you with a –

  • Needs assessment
  • Review
  • Care planning
  • Carer’s assessment
  • Safeguarding processes

Then you may be able to have a Care Act Advocate.

A Care Act Advocate is there to help people who may struggle to understand or express what support they need and have no one else to support them with decisions about their care.

We can support you through the process with your social worker.