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Independent Care Act Advocacy (ICAA)

Logo Advocacy HubYou have a right to be actively involved in

  • Identifying your care needs and
  • Planning and reviewing your care & support
  • An advocate can help if you

  • Find it difficult to be involved and
  • Have no-one appropriate to support you
  • The Care Act creates a new legal framework for care and support, focussed on welfare and involving the individual, and enshrining advocacy in law.

    ICAA LeafletWhat does a Care Act Advocate do?

    An advocate will obtain information relevant to you and your situation, including

  • Asking you your views, wishes and beliefs
  • Reviewing relevant health and care records, with your permission
  • Consulting anyone else who may be involved in your care, such as carers, friends and family, also with your permission
  • We will represent your views, your wishes and your beliefs, not those of others who may be involved, and we will help you communicate these.

    We will support your involvement and participation, and help you understand your rights and how your needs can be met under the Care Act.

    We can help you weigh up the different care and support options to come to an informed decision.

    We offer one to one support in private, and our service is free, confidential and independent.

    The Care Act says we must challenge the local authority where we have concerns with the decision-making process.

    Care Act Referrals

    Any professional involved in an eligible persons’s care or assessment may refer a person to us for Independent Care Act Advocacy using the referral form on the left.

    Care Act Presentation for Professionals

    Slide for presentationWe are briefing all social service teams, CMHTs, the safeguarding board and other organisations involved in care to ensure people get their right to advocacy. View Care Act Presentation

    Care Act or IMCACare Act or IMCA?

    As there has been some confusion about whether a Care Act Advocate or an IMCA is appropriate, we’ve developed a flowchart to help identify when it is appropriate to refer.

    Advocacy in Salford – Service User Survey

    Salford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Salford City Council would like to hear people’s experiences of advocacy Read more …

    Mind in Salford Advocacy Hub Grows

    We are pleased to announce that as of April 1st 2016 our Salford Advocacy Hub will be Read more …

    IMHA Vacancy – Position now filled

    Applications for this position are now closed Job Title: Independent Mental Health Advocate Contract Length: Fixed Term Read more …

    Referral Forms

    Please determine the type of advocacy required and e-mail the appropriate form below to advocacyhub@mindinsalford.org.uk

    Care Act & IMCA Advocacy referral form

    Community & NHS Complaints Advocacy referral form

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    Mind in Salford
    The Angel Centre
    1 St. Philips Place
    M3 6FA

    0161 212 4880

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