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Categories Adult Social Care, Personalised Care, Support planning
Resource type Guidance & Toolkit
Publishing body Carers UK

Self-advocacy for carers

Being heard Carers uk guide

Caring can be rewarding but also very isolating. You may not know what help to ask for, how to ask, or indeed who to ask.

Being Heard  can help you get your voice heard when you care for someone. Self advocacy is also about being able to have your own needs listened to, as well as speaking up for the person you care for.

Updated in November 2022, the guides are packed with new information on carers’ rights, as well as how to speak up and look after your wellbeing. For useful accompanying resources, such as a complaints letter template, see the links below.