The council must provide you with an advocate if you find it very hard to be involved in decisions about yourself, your care or long term accommodation, and you do not have a friend or relative who can help make sure you are involved.
The advocate is there to:
- Find out about your views, wishes and feelings about the decision. This can be by talking to you and the people you are close to and it may involve talking to professionals who care for you.
- Communicate your views, wishes and feelings to decision makers.
- Provide information to you and to the decision makers to help work out what is in your best interests.