Information & Support for Carers in Kirklees

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What is advocacy?

Advocacy is about helping carers to have a voice and be listened to. Often carers can struggle to ask for help, know where to turn, or feel as if they are not being consulted when decisions are made about the person they care for. 

An advocate will work with you to help you find information, work out what you want to say, and help you to communicate that to others (for example at doctor’s appointments, assessments or review meetings) so that you are involved in what is happening.