Non Instructed Advocacy

At KPAIS we understand there are many reasons and circumstances as to why an older person may be unable to instruct an advocate. 

It may be that an older person has dementia, mental health issues, acquired brain injury, a learning disability, physical disability or a stroke survivor.

Non instructed advocacy is different from instructed advocacy as it is delivered from a rights based or best interest approach.  Instructed advocacy is always client led.

Our KPAIS advocates will meet with a client before deciding on the appropriate approach.  In many cases this can be a mix of more than one approach.  KPAIS ensures that a client’s fundamental human, civil rights and needs are met.

Non instructed advocacy ensures a client who is unable to instruct is always at the heart of the decision making.

Our KPAIS approach and delivery of non instructed advocacy is:

  • Person centred
  • Rights based
  • Observation/witness
  • Questioning/watching brief

Skilled and experienced advocates

For many reasons a non-instructed advocacy approach with older people may be more appropriate. We know and understand through our experience that capacity to instruct can fluctuate and we amend our advocacy practice accordingly.

KPAIS delivers non-instructed advocacy in a non-statutory capacity

For people who fall under the criteria of the Mental Capacity Act 2005  then an Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA) would be appropriate

For further information about non instructed advocacy services contact KPAIS on 0151 449 3706 or email: pat.mccarthy@kpais.co.uk