Advocacy for Carers

In East Lothian there is a free, independent service that helps to support carers at meetings and through dedicated groups.

What is advocacy?

Advocacy involves trained third-party individuals who will help carers to express their views and enforce their legal rights. Advocates do not impose their own ideas; they help carers to find their own voice.

This recognises that carers have a right to input into any decisions that could affect them but might require additional support to help them to do so.

For more information you can view our guide to advocacy.

Download the guide to advocacy

Who is advocacy for?

Advocacy services are available for anyone with a care responsibility: whether it is a formal, paid role or unpaid extra assistance for a friend, relative or neighbour.

All services are free and independent from the council.

Useful websites

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers