Would you like some help filling in forms? Support to make sense of a seemingly bewildering set of options? Or impartial guidance when things go wrong? Advocacy services can help you make choices, get your voice heard and understand your rights. The following links will take you to organisations that can help – or point you in the right direction.
Advocacy Services- Advocacy is a process of supporting and enabling people to express their views and concerns, access information and services and defend and promote their rights and responsibilities.
Advocacy services in Wiltshire
Wiltshire independent advocacy
Advocacy Easy-Read Guide
Benefits Advice Services- Places which offer Benefits and Debt Advice.
Benefits advice in Wiltshire
Wiltshire Citizens Advice
Independent Living Centre Benefits Service
Attendance Allowance- Attendance Allowance is a non-means tested benefit which helps with extra costs if you have a disability severe enough that you need someone to look after you.
Attendance Allowance Form
Age UK- Completing an Attendance Allowance Form Guide
Council Tax Reduction
Wiltshire Council Council Tax Reduction Form
Lasting Power of Attorney- A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a legal document that lets you (the ‘donor’) appoint one or more people (known as ‘attorneys’) to help you make decisions or to make decisions on your behalf.
Lasting Power of Attorney Online Application
Alzheimers Society Information on Lasting Power of Attorney
Make, Register or End a Lasting Power of Attorney
Support with Completing Forms
Age UK- Support Service for Completing Forms
The Hub, Bradford on Avon- Support with Form Filling
Wiltshire Local Area Co-Ordinators- Supporting people to obtain information, make practical and local connections
Blue Disability Badge for the Car
Online Application for a Blue Disability Badge for the Car
Wiltshire Council Applications for a Blue Disability Badge
Age Uk Guide to Completing a Blue Disability Badge
Dementia and Driving
Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)
CG1 Form to Inform the D.V.L.A. of a Dementia Diagnosis
Age UK In the Driving Seat Information Guide
Guidance when things go wrong
Making a complaint about the NHS or a social care service
Online Referral to Wiltshire Council Adult Social Care Team