Roles within advice, guidance and advocacy are specialised in focussing on matters related to legislation in social care.
Advice, guidance and advocacy workers work with people who need care and support services to help process (and offer any advice on) any funding or support that they need to apply for. This could include housing benefit, sick pay, disabled living allowances and so forth.
Roles which come under the category of advice, guidance and advocacy may include:
- welfare rights officer
- advocacy worker
- advocate court liaison officer
There are no minimum requirements for these career roles. However a Level 3 Diploma in advice and guidance work, along with volunteer or previous experience in the community, youth work or counselling may be very helpful.
There are specific qualifications available in advocacy and many of these could be taken whilst working within the role. Life experience and knowledge of local government work may be very useful.
For more information on Advice, Guidance and Advocacy Roles visit Skills for Care’s Think Care Careers website.