New Guidance for Advocates

August 13, 2015 by Hilary Stefanelli

Staff Blog
I have discovered an excellent new resource for advocates. The "Practice guide for advocates challenging decisions or actions with or on behalf of individuals" produced by the Advocacy Organisation, VoiceAbility. 
The guide provides comprehensive information to support professionals to help individuals to decide on the most appropriate route to take to challenge decisions.
VoiceAbility say: “The Challenge Guidance will help advocates to develop a ‘tool-kit’ of different approaches in order to get the best possible outcome for people depending on their views and situation. The Guide will be an important reference for all practitioners across the health and social care sectors as well as for friends and family members who often take on the crucial role of supporting people to raise their own concerns, or challenge decisions on their behalf, where necessary.
The guide provides essential reference materials, case examples and references to relevant Articles within Acts and Statutory Guidance; and aims to increase the knowledge and confidence of those challenging decisions in often, very complex situations.”
This could be a really useful guide for advocates working on the Beth Johnson Advocacy Projects, Cancer Advocacy and Dementia Advocacy.  The Guide can be downloaded from VoiceAbility through this link: bit.ly/ChallengeGuidance


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