Advocacy

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Care Act

Care Act Advocacy can provide independent help and support with: Needs assessment, Carer’s assessment, Care and support planning, Care reviews, Needs assessment for a child, Assessment for a child’s carer, and Keeping safe from harm (safeguarding)...

Litigation Friend

Dorset Advocacy’s Advocates can be appointed as litigation friends to make decisions about a court case for an adult who lacks the mental capacity to manage their own court case. To enquire about this service, please call us on 0300 343 7000. Litigation Friends go to court if there’s a hearing, but can’t act as the other person’s lawyer. They ‘direct the proceedings’ on behalf of the other person.
Diverse Group of people

Issues-based Advocacy

It is not always easy to get people to listen to you. Sometimes the best way to be heard is to ask somebody to help you.

IMCA (Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy)

The Mental Capacity Act (2005) requires that people who are unable to make important decisions for themselves about a change of accommodation, serious medical treatment or who may be involved in a safeguarding situation are represented in the decision making process...

Spot Purchase work

Support for people who are subject to Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS).
Police Officer arresting a man

Appropriate Adult

Dorset Advocacy’s Appropriate Adult Service recruits, trains and supports independent volunteers to safeguard the interests of vulnerable adults being questioned in police custody...

Continuing Healthcare Funding

If you are eligible, you can receive NHS continuing healthcare, for example: in your own home – the NHS will pay for healthcare, such as services from a community nurse or specialist therapist, and personal care, such as help with bathing, dressing and laundry, in a care home – as well as healthcare and personal care, the NHS will pay for your care home fees...
Mother and daughter

Support for Carers

Local Authorities in Bournemouth and Poole want carers to tell them about their experiences, to help them to improve services. Dorset Advocacy is supporting carers to do this...