If you find it difficult to understand your care and support or find it hard speak up, there are people who can act as a spokesperson for you.
They make sure you're heard and are called advocates.
For example, they can help you:
- 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
They can write letters for you and attend meetings with you.
Advocates will support you during:
- care and support planning
- safeguarding and reviews