Scottish Learning Disability Week 2022
2 May, 2022Scottish Learning Disability Week: Muleya visits John Street House
6 May, 2022Service user group – Learning Disability
Kacey worked with an advocacy partner named FF who is an elderly man that lives alone and has a learning disability.
Mr. FF was referred to advocacy by his support worker to help him to communicate his views at his upcoming care review meeting.
Mr. FF has used advocacy services several times in the past and feels happy with the service he has received previously.
Her advocacy aim was to meet with Mr. FF to ascertain his wishes and relay this at the social work review.
Kacey met with Mr. FF on two occasions and gathered his views regarding one of his relative moving into his home.
Connection to human rights
By supporting Mr. FF to do this, Kacey acted in accordance with:
article 8 of the Human Rights Act 1998 which protects an individual’s right to have a private family and home life and also
article 10 of the Human rights Act 1998 which gives everyone the right to have freedom of expression regardless of age, race, or disability.
Under this legislation Mr. FF has the right to express his wishes of his sister moving into his home. Kacey recorded Mr. FF views in a independent advocacy report. With Mr. FF permission his report was shared with all relevant people prior to his review meeting.
Mr. FF’s views and choices have been taken into account and he is engaging with all relevant to achieve his desired outcomes.
Kacey spoke to Mr. FF before she left her placement, and he was satisfied with the advocacy outcome as felt his views had been heard and listened to.