Our Care Act advocates help people in Dorset with assessments and reviews of their care needs by Social Services. On this page you can find more about Care Act advocacy and how to make a referral.
Care Act Advocacy Referral Form
Please fill in the form and send to email@example.com
Note: Care Act Advocacy referrals can only be made by Social workers.
About Care Act advocacy
The Care Act came into force in April 2015. It gave people who have substantial difficulty getting help, and who have no-one else who can support them, the right to an advocate to help them express their views and wishes.
What do Care Act advocates support with?
Our advocates can help people with:
- Needs assessments
- Carer’s assessments
- Care and support planning
- Care reviews
- Needs assessments for a child
- Assessment for a child’s carer
- Keeping safe from harm (safeguarding).
Our advocates help people:
- Understand the process
- Communicate their views
- Understand their rights
- Challenge a local authority decision with which they disagree.