Advocacy support

Sometime carers will need some guidance and support in order to represent their case to ensure they receive the support to which they are entitled so that they can live a happy and fulfilling life alongside their caring role.  Independent advocacy for carers ensures their thoughts and feeling receive a strong voice and puts their concerns at the centre of matters.  For this reason Fife Health & Social Care Partnership has invested in a bespoke advocacy support service specifically for carers.  This support is in addition to other advocacy services which has been commissioned for other vulnerable groups.

Fife Carers Centre and Fife Young Carers have been commissioned to provide advocacy support to carers who need this, instead of or as well as other support available.

The benefits of advocacy for carers include:

The advocacy service will be provided using a range of methods including face-to-face support and/or telephone support, and from locations which meet the needs of the advocacy partner.  Outcomes for carers from this support service may include:

To access this support carers should contact either Fife Carers Centre or Fife Young Carers.