Care assessment advocacy

Under the Care Act, any disabled adult undergoing a care and / or financial assessment, or wanting to launch an appeal against a financial or care assessment, is entitled to the support of an advocate.

If you are aged over 18 years old, identify as a disabled person, and live in Bristol, we can look to support you. 

When to use an advocate for care assessments

 WECIL’s trained advocates can support you with:

  • Adult social care assessments, reviews and appeals
  • Financial assessments, reviews and appeals

For example, you may like to request the support of an advocate if:

  • You have a review of your care coming up and are worried your care package might change
  • You are having a care assessment for the first time
  • A care assessment hasn’t resulted in the desired outcome (support or care hours may have been changed / removed) and you would like to appeal

Support that advocates can offer

The support we offer will depend on your individual needs and circumstances, and we will work with you to determine and implement the most appropriate form of support through the assessment process

For example, this could be:

  • Helping to prepare what you’d like to say during the assessment
  • Supporting you to build up your case
  • Speaking on your behalf when you feel uncomfortable to do so, rather than when you lack the capacity to do so

How to access support

You can refer yourself to the advocacy service, or referrals may also come via a social worker, other local organisations, WECIL’s other services or friends and family. If you think you’d like to make a referral, either for yourself or someone else, please read and complete our Advocacy referral form

If you have any questions or would like assistance in completing the referral form please call us on 0117 947 9956 or email advocacy@wecil.co.uk

For more information please see our Frequently Asked Questions at the bottom of this page.

If you are looking for a different type of advocacy in the Bristol area, please see our useful links page

Calendar

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15 Aug
  • WECIL Citywide North (Southmead)

    Delivered in partnership with LPW. 

    Southmead Youth Centre, Greystoke Ave, Bristol BS10 6AS, UK, 6:00 pm

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    A free theatre group for young disabled people…

    The Salvation Army, Hassell Dr, Bristol BS2 0AN, UK, 7:00 pm

17 Aug
  • MS Advice Clinic BrAMS

    The advice clinic runs every 2nd Tuesday and…

    Bristol and Avon Multiple Sclerosis Centre BrAMS Southmead Hospital Southmead Road Westbury-on-Trym BS10 5NB, Bristol, 11:00 am

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