There is a duty to make advocacy available under 2 sections of the Care Act-section 67 and section 68. An advocate may be referred to as a section 67 or 68 advocate so it is important to know the distinction.
What does the CARE Act say about advocacy?
Under the Care Act the appropriate individual’s role is to facilitate the person’s involvement, not merely to consult them and make decisions on their behalf. … As a result, an advocate may be appointed only for it to be discovered later that there is an appropriate person available.
What legislation relates to advocacy?
The Care Act 2014, introduced a new statutory Independent Advocate role to facilitate a person’s involvement in relevant social care functions being undertaken by a local authority.
What is the independent advocacy role under the CARE Act 2014?
Section 67 of the Care Act 2014 (“the Act”) imposes a duty on local authorities to arrange for an independent advocate to be available to represent and support certain persons for the purpose of facilitating those persons’ involvement in the exercise of functions by local authorities.
What is an independent Care Act advocate?
An advocate will support you to be involved as much as possible in decisions about your care. Your advocates can help you when the council is: Making a needs assessment. Making a carer’s assessment.
What are the 3 types of advocacy?
There are three types of advocacy – self-advocacy, individual advocacy and systems advocacy.
What is a advocacy service?
Advocacy means giving a person support to have their voice heard. It is a service aimed at helping people understand their rights and express their views.
Who is responsible for assigning an advocate?
It is the responsibility of the Local Authority to decide which advocacy support is most appropriate in each situation. In doing so, it must make sure that statutory duties are fulfilled in relation to any specialist advocacy support a person may be entitled to receive under any legislation that affects them.
Who needs advocate?
The law says that you need an advocate if you have difficulty in any one of these areas: understanding relevant information. retaining information. using or weighing information (for example being able to see the advantages or disadvantages in different options)
How do you involve an advocate?
Someone to speak up for you (advocate)
- understand the care and support process.
- talk about how you feel about your care.
- make decisions.
- challenge decisions about your care and support if you do not agree with them.
- stand up for your rights.
What are the nine areas of wellbeing defined in the Care Act?
control by the individual over their day-to-day life (including over care and support provided and the way they are provided) participation in work, education, training or recreation. social and economic wellbeing. domestic, family and personal domains.
What is the role of an independent advocate?
The role of an independent advocate is to support and represent the person and to facilitate their involvement in the key processes and interactions with the local authority and other organisations as required.
What is the role of a advocate?
The role of an advocate is to offer independent support to those who feel they are not being heard and to ensure they are taken seriously and that their rights are respected. … An advocate will ensure a person has the tools to make an informed decision; it is not about making the decision for the person.
What are the different types of advocates?
Types of advocacy
- Self-advocacy. …
- Group advocacy. …
- Non-instructed advocacy. …
- Peer advocacy. …
- Citizen advocacy. …
- Professional advocacy.
Who can be an independent mental capacity advocate?
An IMCA can support anyone who is over 16 years old and who has been assessed as ‘lacking capacity’. This means they are not able to make or understand a particular decision about their life because the way their mind or brain works has been affected by an illness, an injury or a disability.
When should I involve an advocate?
An independent advocate may be helpful if there is any disagreement between you, your health or social care professionals or even family members about a decision that needs to be made. An independent advocate should represent your wishes without judging or giving a personal opinion.