Proposed changes to advocacy services

Closed 3 Aug 2018

Opened 21 May 2018

Feedback Updated 16 Jan 2019

We Asked

We consulted on a proposal to commission all of the city council’s advocacy services jointly with Leicestershire County Council and Rutland. The services would consist of:
a) Care Act 2014 advocacy only for all client groups, including advocacy in prisons
b) Independent Complaints Advocacy Service (NHS Complaints – ICAS)
c) Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) and Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) services.

You Said

We Did

The council will procure the following four services jointly with Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland in 2019:
a) Care Act 2014 advocacy only for all client groups, including advocacy in prisons
b) Independent Complaints Advocacy Service (NHS Complaints – ICAS)
c) Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA)
d) Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) services.

 

Results Updated 16 Jan 2019

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Overview

Adult Social Care (ASC) currently commissions (buys) a number of advocacy services to help people to understand and say what they want, secure their rights, represent their views, wishes, and interests and obtain services they need. Under the Care Act 2014, councils are required to provide certain types of advocacy. 
 
Current advocacy contracts are due to end on 31 March 2019.
 
The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on proposals for the future of this funding.   
 

What Happens Next

Following the end of the consultation period, we will provide feedback on the findings here.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • All residents

Interests

  • Adult social care and safeguarding