01942 233323

01942 233323

Care Act Advocacy

Adult Care and Support Advocacy

Do you need support to express your views, wishes and feelings, and stand-up for your rights; regarding your care and support?

If the answer is ‘Yes’ then we may be able to help.

“The service is invaluable in providing my client not only with support and assistance when needed but ensuring his understanding of matters, confirming he has understood my advice and the reasons behind it.” (Solicitor, 2021)

We offer free, impartial and confidential advocacy for people who live in Wigan and Leigh.

What is an Advocate?

An advocate is a person who can help you to express your wishes and feelings, and stand-up for your rights. This person could be your friend or family member.

However, some people do not have anyone who can act as an advocate for them, therefore we can help.

Our trained advocates will meet with you and learn how best to help you express yourself.

What is care and support advocacy?

The advocacy we provide is for people who require health and social care support. For example:

  • Someone living in supported accommodation who wants the care package reviewed
  • A person with dementia who has arranged for a social worker to assess their care needs
  • This type of advocacy is called Care Act Advocacy.

If you want to understand more about the Care Act and you entitlement to advocacy click here.

If you want to see whether or not, you meet the criteria for an advocate and book an appointment then click here.

“The advocate, helped to make the client feel comfortable at meetings and at court hearings.  I don’t think the client would have been able to engage in the proceedings without their help” (Barrister, 2019).
“I believe that Embrace Wigan and Leigh provide a high-quality service based on the principles of independent advocacy.” (Advocacy quality mark, 2020).
 
“Thank you for all your help and support when I needed it most. I appreciate all the help as I become anxious when I am in a room full of people. The service is ‘belting'” (beneficiary, 2020)

Care Act

To access Care Act Advocacy at Embrace you need to be a resident of Wigan Borough. All local authorities will have an appointed independent advocacy service in their area.

General Advocacy

If Care Act Advocacy does not apply you can also book a call with one of our advocates under General Advocacy below:

If you are unsure if you can access Care Act Advocacy with Embrace please give us a call on: 01942 233323

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Supported by Wigan Council

Wigan Council support this project to provide Care Act Advocacy for adults in the Wigan Borough.

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