Advocacy is about working together to have your views heard...

 

 

  • Advocacy involvement is short term, independent Advocates work with people on their specific issues. 
  • Advocates listen to what you want 
  • Advocates remain independent – to support you to express your views and wishes. 
  • Your Advocate will support you to understand and exercise your rights. 
  • Your Advocate will support you to research information 
  • Your Advocate will treat you with respect and dignity 
  • Your Advocate will enable you to be kept informed of progress 
  • Age UK Advocacy is free of charge

A Professional Advocate Can ...

 

 

  • Help you to speak up and get heard 
  • Help you to explore choices and options 
  • Help you to challenge decisions that you do not feel are in your best interests
  • Help you to challenge discrimination and abuse
  • Help you to understand and exercise your rights
  • Help you to make a complaint where you feel badly treated