Advocacy Questionnaire 2021

Are you a family carer of an adult with learning disabilities or of an autistic adult who is or has been an inpatient in a mental health, learning disability or autism specialist hospital?

In these hospitals, advocates work to ensure that people with learning disabilities and autistic people who are inpatients are listened to, understood, supported, treated fairly, and kept safe.

Family carers may take on the role of advocating for their relative, or another form of advocacy may be provided.

If you are a family carer whose relative is (or has been) in hospital we want to hear from you:

  • What are your experiences of advocacy?
  • How you have supported your relative to be listened to and understood?
  • How you have or could have been supported to do this?
  • What support and information would be helpful, both for your relative and for you as a family carer advocate?

Completing a questionnaire about your experiences of advocacy in mental health hospitals. This questionnaire can be completed anonymously.

If you would like to take part, please complete the online questionnaire:

or contact us at

or call 01634 838739 for a paper copy.

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