Types of support
We provide advocacy support covering a wide range of issues and topics. Our Support Workers will support you through a meeting, assessment and/or appeal, helping you to prepare, attending in person and providing a written submission if required.
We can speak on your behalf in a meeting or assessment or help you to advocate for yourself and the person you care for with confidence. Some examples of areas or issues where we provide advocacy support include:
- Care Act Needs Assessment
- Carers Assessment
- NHS Continuing Healthcare:
- Best Interest Meetings
- Mental Health Review Meetings
- Housing Support
Information and Coordination of Support
There may be several agencies and professionals involved in providing support to you and the person you care for; sometimes this can become confusing with care and support fragmented.
Our Support Workers can help to coordinate support, liaising with the other agencies and professionals involved, ensuring your voice is heard and that you are involved in decision making.
They can also provide you with information about services and support that can help you and the person you care for. If we don’t know the answer to a question you have or a situation where a solution is required, we will go away and try to find out.
You might feel you are on your own when caring; sometimes you may feel overwhelmed by your caring responsibilities.
Our Support Workers can provide ongoing emotional support over a period of several weeks and months if required.
We can help you to develop coping strategies to protect to enhance your physical and emotional wellbeing. We will give you details of peer support available such as local carers groups or online carer forums.