The pandemic affects all of us, our family, social and working lives, and our liberty. This is especially so for people who need care and support and for carers. Covid-19 has impacted people’s well-being and made it harder for people to get essential support. Independent advocacy plays a critical role in addressing this and supporting people’s human rights.

ADASS has worked in partnership with representatives of advocacy agencies and the wider health and social care sector to develop a new paper that provides background about advocacy and outlines 6 sets of actions which leaders, commissioners, and managers in local authorities can take to better use the potential of advocacy at this critical time and into the future.