Scoping review of the research and evidence base relating to advocacy services and older people’s entry into care homes in England

Document type
Literature review
Manthorpe, Jill; Martineau, Stephen
Social Care Workforce Research Unit
Date of publication
1 January 2009
Older Adults, Social Work, Social Care and Social Services
Social welfare
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The purpose of this review is to scope the literature on advocacy in relation to the decision to enter a care home on a long‐term or permanent basis. The focus is on older people since these are the main users of care home services. At 31 March 2008 Councils with Adult Social Services responsibilities were funding 236,100 residents in Council‐provided and independent residential and nursing homes. The review seeks to inform planned work on the development of independent advocacy services being considered as part of the Independent Living Review by the Office for Disability Issues.