Eligibility Criteria Check List
The Local Authority must arrange an independent advocate to facilitate the involvement of a person in their assessments, preparation and review of their care and support plans and through safeguarding adult enquires and reviews under the Care Act 2014 if they consider that:
The person would experience substantial difficulty in understanding the processes or in communicating their views, wishes or feelings and;
There is no willing and able individual to help them.
The Care Act defines four areas where substantial difficulty might be found:
Understanding relevant information
Retaining that information
Using or weighing that information as part of engaging -
Communicating their views, wishes and feelings
People can experience substantial difficulty without having a cognitive impairment.
Age: Gaddum Advocacy accepts referrals for individuals that are 18 years old and over, with the exception of individuals 15+ that are transitioning from Children’s Services to Adult Services.
Location: Individuals must be a permanent or temporary resident of Manchester at the time of the referral.
Referrals: In line with the Care Act 2014, referrals will only be accepted from the Local Authority or NHS
Please see our guidance notes.