Our advocacy team are visiting all social work teams, community mental health teams and safeguarding teams in Salford giving awareness briefings on our new Care Act Advocacy role.
The Care Act came into force in April 2015, bringing in a new legal framework for care and support. Welfare and involving the individual are central to the new standard, and it enshrines the role of an advocate in helping people who may have difficulty being involved and no-one appropriate to help them.
Care Act Advocacy builds on our pre-existing community advocacy role, adding a legal framework to advocacy relating to care and support needs. All our advocates are undertaking additional training to help them meet this new role.
Care providers & assessors in Salford are responsible for referring eligible people to us to make sure people have their voice heard.
Visit our Care Act Advocacy page or click on the booklet to the left to understand more about who is eligible and what help an advocate will provide.