advocacy and empowerment

This course is aimed at all staff, volunteers and family carers who are supporting adults within a health, social care or family setting.

why attend?

This course will enable those attending to have a greater understanding of the theoretical and practical applications of advocacy work and how these can enable people we support to feel more empowered in their lives by:

  • Expressing their views and concerns with or without support.
  • Accessing information and services.
  • Promotion or defence of their rights and responsibilities.
  • Exploring choices and options

It will look at the following:

  • The difference between advocacy, support and advice roles
  • Different types of advocacy
  • Statutory advocacy duties under the Care act 2014
  • Role of IMCA / IMHAs
  • Key skills required by enablers to promote self-advocacy
  • Empowering approaches
  • Shifting power to the individual
  • Challenging our own values
  • Where to seek further information and advice


Full day

meeting standards

CARE CERTIFICATE In particular, aims to help meet the knowledge required to meet outcomes of standards: 1, 3 & 5 FUNDAMENTAL STANDARDS (CQC) In particular the course will enable the provider to help staff from the service demonstrate training has taken place around: Regulations 9, 10 & 11 CARE ACT 2014 GUIDANCE More specifically enables providers and their staff to understand their duties under sections 7, 10 & 13 of the Act (and their subsections) MENTAL CAPACITY ACT 2005 – this subject area is woven into presentation and discussion as required during course delivery.

Please note: As far as reasonably possible we have indicated the standards covered.

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