Often when you’re caring for someone you become that person’s advocate, and you may have to help them get their voice heard. This doesn’t come naturally to everyone – it could be that you find talking to professionals about your loved one’s care really difficult. 

It’s a good idea to get your thoughts clear in your head and think about what you want to say before you speak to professionals. Carers UK has a guide on self-advocacy which helps you learn how to speak up for yourself and the person you care for.

All advocacy services in Oxfordshire are delivered by the Oxfordshire Advocacy Hub.

If you are not sure whether you can get an advocate, or for more information, advice and support in your area call 0300 200 0082 or email