Advocacy & Health Funded Support

Welcome to the training hub! Here you will find on line resources supporting advocates working in health funded processes.   Independent Advocates have a crucial role to play in supporting people and their families to access, navigate and control the care and support they need to lead happy and successful lives.

The materials are part of a NHS England funded project designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of advocates working within health funded support.  This specifically includes Personal Health Budgets (PHBs), Continuing Healthcare (CHC), s117 aftercare and Personal Wheelchair Budgets.  

There are significant disparities in how advocacy is commissioned, as well as in how statutory guidance and legislation is interpreted. To address concerns that this ultimately creates unfair access to advocacy, this training hub aims to upskill advocates in the technicalities of health care process and the practicalities of delivering effective advocacy that has impact. 

Once you register you will be given access to 5 sections which includes content on:

  • Personalised Care

  • Continuing Healthcare

  • s117 aftercare services

  • Health inequalities

  • How advocacy can make an impact in personalised health care

The resources have been commissioned by NHS England and developed by NDTi and Kate Mercer Training. We would like to say a special thank you to the following organisations and individuals who have generously given their time and experience:


  • Connected Voice

  • Asist Advocacy

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To access the course PLEASE REGISTER HERE.