Key information on Government Guidance & Legislation for Advocacy Organisations as well as some shared resources and top tips to help during COVID-19 and any other urgent updates relevant to your work
These resources are shared in good faith and to the best our knowledge, are current at the time of publishing. Please do be mindful that as things are changing so rapidly, it is always worth double checking the current validity of information.
Update 18th June
The Public Health Service Ombudsman are resuming work on NHS complaints.
Update to the Coronavirus (COVID-19): looking after people who lack mental capacity guidance for health and social care staff
Face Coverings guidance
National Advocacy Survey Update – the survey is now available in Welsh and English
Calling all Independent Advocates! We want to hear from you!
Help us by completing this anonymous survey
NDTi has been working with a group of organisations who are working together to lead Advocacy through the Covid-19 pandemic. We’re collaborating to share information, best practice and to ensure that we are all best prepared to continue providing outstanding advocacy to the people we support and represent. Read more…
Update 15th May
Advocacy Mythbuster Post Template – Dorset Advocacy’s resource to enable one to make a series of social media posts based on the ‘Advocacy Mythbuster’.
Updated Easy Read Documents for COVID-19 – Keep safe and Photosymbols have created fantastic easy read documents reflecting the updated Government guidance.
Care Act Easements Template Letters – VoiceAbility have put together template letters to be adapted and sent to Local Authorities to get more information about Easements in the area.
Update 1st May
- Expansion of access to testing
- Health and Social Care Secretary’s Statement 23rd April
- Adult social care action plan
- Q&A on flexible use of direct payments
Best interests and getting it right Webinar – by Alex at Mental Capacity Law and Policy
Visiting advocacy guidance and risk assessment – resources created by Southern Advocacy Services
Update 21st April
Easy Read Guide to Advocacy and Rights during the Coronavirus Crisis– Access to the document
Blanket Decisions- Template letters and how to report specific occurrences to NHS England
UK Government – Call for evidence re COVID-19 and Human Rights- A committee has been set up concerning the COVID-19 and Human Rights, find out how to submit evidence
Additional information and resources – Easy read resources and RPR remote visit checklists
Funding and Supplier Relief Guidance – Cabinet Office Supplier Relief Guidance
Update 20th April
- Guidance from DHSC
- Webinar from Alex Ruck Keene
- Learning Disability England Webinar
Update 16th April – Mythbuster
Update 8th April
- Template letters
- Resources and information on the inappropriate use of DNACPR
- NICE guidance on Decision Making and Mental Capacity
- Government guidance on hospital admissions
- Care Act easements
- BMA ethical issues
- Human Rights
Update 1st April
- VoiceAbility resources
- People First Cumbria’s Independent Advocacy Toolkit
- COVID-19 and pregnancy
- Rethink Mental Illness
- SCIEs advice
- Minds guidance on Wellbeing
- NDTi’s response