As a carer, it’s not always easy to stand up for your rights or for those of the person you love and care for. Sometimes you don’t have enough information. At other times you might feel bowed down with responsibility and exhaustion and don’t feel up to challenging decisions made by professionals, even when you know in your heart that your loved one deserves better.

That’s when our advocacy service can swing into action and help you out. We don’t have a magic wand, but we do have confidence, knowledge and the experience to speak up for you or to help you to speak up for yourself.

We’ll listen to you and help you to access information, consider options and express your views. We will also defend your rights and make sure you have access to the services to which you are entitled. Our advocate can make phone calls, or write letters on your behalf, and can also support you at meetings.

All you have to do is ask!

For more information on our Carers Advocacy Service call: 0208 366 3677 or email: