We understand that the situation is everchanging, but it seems that now is a good time to make a statement regarding our Advocacy support during the coronavirus pandemic.
We continue to look at guidance given by the local authority, government and any judicial framework. We are also seeking guidance from care homes as to what their policies are.
We are reviewing the need to offer support on a case by case basis. Whether that is IMCA, Care Act, DoLS RPR, CDoLS, Complex Needs, Parents or Volunteer Advocacy. We are trying to replace our visits with phone contact, but we appreciate that this is not possible for many people we support.
The work we do is essential, and we are doing everything we can to support our individuals. We are trying to find a balance between protecting people’s health with ensuring we continue to provide support and safeguard those who are most vulnerable. We particularly want to protect those who we would usually visit, who do fall into the ‘at risk’ category.