Advocacy under the Care Act
In Stoke-on-Trent Asist is providing advocacy under the Care Act to:
What can an Advocate from Asist support with?
The Care Act extends the right for eligible people to have independent advocacy to help them be actively involved in their care and support process, including:
• an adult’s needs assessment
• a carer’s assessment
• the preparation of an adult’s care and support plan or support plan
• a review of an adult’s care and support plan or support plan
• a safeguarding enquiry
• a safeguarding adults review
• supporting the person to prepare for their care assessment, meetings or safeguarding enquiries
• helping the person to understand the care and support processes and options available to them
• making sure that the person feels able to give their views and wishes about their care and support needs
• working with the person so that they are able to make their own decisions
• supporting the person, and representing them when appropriate, to challenge decisions made if it is felt that they have not taken into account the person's views, wishes and feelings
When should referrals be made?