Ageing, Disability & Home Care

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Advocacy services for older people

Advocacy services represent or act in the interests of older people to promote, protect or defend their welfare or rights. 

The role of advocacy is to help older people enjoy the same rights and opportunities as other members of society.

An advocacy service can help you get what you want or what you are entitled to receive by: 

  • helping older people to act for themselves
  • supporting families and carers to act on behalf of an older person
  • acting with or for an older person

Where can I find an advocacy or information service?

We fund a number of organisations to provide free advocacy and information services to older people: 

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