Advocacy for people with a learning disability or autism
Dear Torbay Borough Council,
We are working on a review of advocacy for people with a learning disability and autistic people who are inpatients in mental health, learning disability or autism specialist hospitals.
Part of this review is to find out what advocacy is being commissioned and delivered across England.
We would be very grateful if you could tell us the following information about your local area:
1. Please tell us the name of the organisation/s who is commissioned to deliver the following types of statutory independent advocacy:
1.1 Independent Mental Health Advocacy
1.2 Advocacy under the Care Act
1.3 Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (including DoLS)
2. Please tell us the name of any organisation(s) that you commission to deliver any type of advocacy for the following groups.
2.1 children and young people who have a learning disability or autism in the community (for instance to prevent admission to hospital, or through the C(E)TR process)
2.2 adults who have a learning disability and or autism in the community (for instance to prevent admission to hospital, or through the C(E)TR process)
2.2 children and young people who have a learning disability or autism who are in inpatient settings (informal or formal patients)
2.3 adults who have a learning disability or autism who are in inpatient settings (informal or formal patients)
2.4 where a person is in segregation (or subject to any other restrictive practice)
3. Please tell us the name of any organisation you commission which supports
a) self advocacy (ie support to help an individual to speak up for themselves)
b) peer advocacy (ie support between people who have shared experiences for example both people have a learning disability)
c) group advocacy (ie support delivered within a group setting)
4. Please tell us the name of any organisation(s) - which the local authority holds information on or has referred individuals to - which support family carers to advocate for their relative with a learning disability or who is autistic. This support may take the form of providing information, training, peer support, or any function relating to supporting family carer advocates.
Thank you for your help. This information will be used to inform the review findings and influence decisions on how to improve the impact of advocacy.
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