- talk to you to find out how you feel
- listen to you
- find information to help you make choices and decisions
- talk to other people or groups for you
- support you to speak or speak for you
- defend and promote your rights
An advocate can support you or someone you know if
1. You have an autistic spectrum disorder; dementia; a hearing impairment; a mental health difficulty; a physical disability; a sight impairment; and/or are an older person.
2. You require support to make a complaint about care or treatment you have received in a NHS service or service paid for by the NHS.
3. You are detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 or subject to recall to hospital.
4. You have been referred for advocacy by social services or the NHS for support with your care and support.
Citizens' Rights for Older People (CROP)