Who can be an advocate for someone?

Anyone can be an advocate for someone, if that person is happy for them to do so. For example, a person might be an advocate for their mum, partner or friend and might speak up on their behalf.

Advocates who work or volunteer for Cloverleaf are ‘Independent Advocates’ – this means that they do not already have a relationship or friendship with the person they are supporting and they do not work for social care or health services. Our advocates all attend regular training and are supported and supervised by advocacy managers.