Advocacy is a way of supporting individuals and enabling them to voice their opinions in their dealings with Health and Adult Social Care Services. Home Instead West Lancashire & Chorley feel that Central Advocacy professionally reflects and informs individuals about their options and rights. Whilst respecting people’s rights to control their own lives and make their own informed choices.
West Lancashire Council for Voluntary Service is a registered charity, established in 1973, it is the lead umbrela group for the voluntary, community and faith sectors (VCFS) in West Lancashire. Its seeks to assist and promote VCFS activity throughout West Lancashire.
Provides community transport services to residents of West Lancashire who find it difficult to use public transport.
Work in partnership with Central Lancashire NHS Primary Care Trust, Lancashire County Adult and Community Services, West Lancashire District Council, West Lancashire Council for Voluntary Service and other statutory, voluntary, charity and private organisations. The West Lancashire Carers' Centre inform, support, promote and fund carers and parents’ health and social care services and activities, and they listen to, inform and support carers and parents with practical actions.
“Since Home Instead, led by Gail, has taken over my auntie’s care she has been treated like a family member rather than just a client. Because of this she has started to participate in life again. Gail's efforts to support my auntie and to encourage her to enjoy life again have kept my auntie from going back to hospital. When my auntie injured her back, Gail came, in her own time, and assessed my auntie in the interim care home, so that my auntie could return home. Gail provided extra care which was flexible and practical assistance from the start. Her knowledge on dementia and as a nurse helped my auntie's recovery and her determination for my auntie to recover at home has paid off with my auntie being settled and happy in her own home. I know if it wasn't for the compassion and passionate care of Gail and her team, my auntie who has mixed dementia ( Alzheimer’s and Vascular) diagnosed three years ago ,would be in a care home, rather than being settled and happy in her own home as she is now”.Ms S.M.