Caring becomes easier when the people and organisations that support you understand your needs. It is important to communicate effectively and find ways to negotiate with those who impact on your caring role.
Advocacy is about speaking up in support of your rights and the rights of the person you care for. It is about negotiating to make sure that you get the practical, financial and emotional support you need.
You have the right to complain if you are concerned about the services delivered to you or the person you care for. Complaints can clear up misunderstandings and help you get the support you are entitled to.