To help us all better understand the vital role that advocacy plays in the health and social care system, there is also the National Institute of Care Excellence (NICE) Guidance on what you can expect if you or someone you care about would benefit from some form of advocacy, as they deal with the health and social care system.
This includes guidance on:
The resources below are designed to help those engaging in informal advocacy for older people.
All checklists are also available in Welsh. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for Welsh versions.
Mae pob rhestr wirio hefyd ar gael yn Gymraeg. Anfonwch e-bost at email@example.com am fersiynau Cymraeg.
Each checklist comes in 3 different versions, a plain one, a version in yellow and black for easy reading, and a picture version. Click on the image to find the right checklist for your situation, print it off, and let’s start making these conversations much easier for ourselves.
And if any of the words that the health and social care services use are sometimes hard to understand, here are two hugely helpful websites, that help cut through the jargon and make all the words far easier to understand.
Think Local and Act Personal have an amazing care and support jargon buster – thank you to them!
NHS Confederation also have a really helpful Acronym Buster. Another great initiative from our fantastic NHS
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