Clear and simple guidance to help older people find their way through the care maze
An advocate is a person who supports you and helps you to explain and say what you want. They help you to ensure that your views are heard, so that your problems can be solved and your rights met. They can help you to put your feelings and views across about decisions that are being made about you. They can help you speak up for yourself, or they can speak on your behalf if that’s what you prefer. If you are unhappy about something they can help you make a complaint. They can help you understand your rights and the worries you have as well as help you make choices about what is best for you.