People are being asked to have their say about advocacy services in Wolverhampton.

The City of Wolverhampton Council has launched 2 surveys to find out what people think about the Advocacy Services it commissions. 

The Mental Health Act 1983, Mental Capacity Act 2005, Mental Capacity Amendment Act 2019, Health and Social Care Act 2012 and the Care Act 2014 all place duties on councils to provide advocacy services for eligible residents.

They are designed to empower people to have a voice, speaking for them when they can't and supporting them to speak for themselves when they can.

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Adults and Wellbeing, said: “Advocacy in all its forms seeks to ensure that people, particularly those who are most vulnerable in society, are able to have their voice heard on issues that are important to them, defends and safeguards their rights, and ensures their views and wishes are genuinely considered when decisions are being made about their lives.

“Through this engagement exercise we want to hear from people who have used advocacy services and from their carers, and from professionals who have made referrals to the advocacy services we commission.

“You can take part by completing a short online survey and your feedback will help us to shape the service design and delivery for future advocacy provision in Wolverhampton.”

There are 2 surveys, one for service users and carers available at Development of the Service Model for Advocacy Services and one for professionals, available at Development of the Service Model for Advocacy Services. The closing date for comments is Friday 3 November, 2023.

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