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Advocacy Services for Care and Support

As well as being able to offer Information and Advice, Citizens Advice Barnet can offer Advocacy for our clients. Funded by the London Borough of Barnet, the Specialist Advice, Information and Advocacy Service is a free and impartial service run by Citizens Advice Barnet in partnership with  Advocacy in Barnet and MIND in Barnet, providing information, advice and advocacy about all your care and support needs.

Advocacy is about taking action to help people say what they want, secure their rights, represent their interests and obtain services they need. Advocates and advocacy schemes work in partnership with people they support and take their side. Advocacy promotes social inclusion, equality and social justice.

If you think you need an advocate, contact our Helpline or E-mail us and we may be able to refer you to one of these organisations, to help work on your behalf and give you a voice to make sure you are able to secure your rights.

 

Care and Support information

Social Care

Community Care Information (general)
Information from Citizens Advice about Social Care and Support

Health and Social Care and Equalities Information
Information about your rights to Health and Social Care services

Getting a Care Needs Assessment
This shows you the new National eligibility Criteria for care, and how to ask for a care needs assessment if you fulfil those criteria

What to do about cuts to your care package
How to take action if your care package is cut but your needs haven’t changed

Care costs calculator
This handy calculator can help work out how much you might need to pay towards your care costs

Coming out of Hospital
Information on getting support when you’re coming out of hospital

Information about the Care Act
The Care Act has introduced a lot of changes to the way Care is provided. This information can answer any questions you might have about it:-
Getting care and support
The Care Act factsheets

The choices you can make about care and support
The Adult Social Care choice framework shows the choices you have about your care

Can I get disability equipment for my home?
If you are disabled and need adaptations to be made to your home to help you stay there, you may be able to get help with the costs.
Apply for equipment for your home if you are disabled

Disabled facilities grants

The Care Quality Commission
The Care Quality Commission regulates care services in England
How to complain about health or social care services
If you are unhappy about the care you are receiving, you have a right to complain

 

Care at Home

Can I get disability equipment for my home?
If you are disabled and need adaptations to be made to your home to help you stay there, you may be able to get help with the costs.
Applying for equipment for home

Disabled facilities grants

Getting a Care Needs Assessment
This shows you the new National eligibility Criteria for care, and how to ask for a care needs assessment if you fulfil those criteria

Getting Help with Care at home
Many people with care needs want to be able to stay living in their home for as long as possible. A lot of help is available to let you stay in your home.   This could be personal care, help from benefits, or making adaptations

Getting your needs assessed
Everyone, regardless of their financial situation, is entitled to an assessment of their care needs

Coming out of Hospital
Information on getting support when you’re coming out of hospital

Personal budgets
These are a new way of paying for care, to give you more choice and control, and to ensure that you can personalise your care

Applying for Direct Payments
Direct Payments can let you choose the care you want yourself, rather than it being provided by the Council

 

Carers

Carers’ Assessments
This explains about carer’s assessments, what they are and how they are carried out, as well as the type of help you might get after the assessment

Carers’ Benefits
If you are caring for someone, you may be entitled to certain benefits

Caring for a person with dementia
Information about many aspects of caring for a person suffering from dementia

Deprivation of Liberty safeguards
This factsheet gives information for families and carers when people who can’t make decision for themselves are in hospital or a care home

Powers of Attorney
Lots of information about Powers of Attorney and associated issues

Other Websites for Carers:

www.carersuk.org

 

Care Homes – Residential and Nursing Care

Care Homes
Information about what care homes are, how to find one and how to pay for it

Finding a care home
Information from Age UK about finding the right care home for you

Paying for permanent residential care
Financial help may be available for people over 60 who have to pay for care in a nursing home. This factsheet provides information

Paying for temporary residential care
If you need care for just a short time, this factsheet has information on how to fund this

Care and Support Organisations in Barnet

Citizens Advice Barnet
Advocacy in Barnet
Mind in Barnet
Age UK Barnet
Alzheimers Society Barnet
Barnet Carers Centre
Barnet Mencap
Barnet Centre for Independent Living
Friend in Need Community Care
Independent Living Alternatives
Jewish Care
Jewish Association for Mental Illness
Middlesex Association for the Blind

Local Services
London Borough of Barnet Adult Social Care

Local Care Providers Directory

 

 

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