An advocate is a person you feel comfortable with, who can speak on your behalf. The role of an advocate is to represent your rights regarding your care and provision of services. An advocate could be your carer, family member, neighbour, or professional worker e.g. your care manager.
There are external providers that are able to provide you with advocacy support;
- the Rights Information and Advocacy Centre (RIAC) Phone: 1800 221 944 or (03) 5222 5499
- the National Aged Care Advocacy Program (NACAP) Phone: 1800 700 600