The aim of the event was to provide members of the public with information about what they should be looking for when choosing a care home. Guest speakers included Clare Gardner and Fiona Love Roberts from Rochdale Adult Social Care and Moni Noszkay from Rochdale Advocacy Together Hub.
Team members from Rochdale Adult Social Care presented information on what to look for when choosing a care home and where to look for information, help and advice. Including other organisations that can help. The council website has their own Choosing a Care Home information page and newly produced leaflets will be available in public places to help those who do not access online.
Rochdale Advocacy Together Hub presented information regarding the Deprivations of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) which are safeguards that aim to make sure that people being cared for in care homes and hospitals aren't being deprived of their freedom inappropriately They also provided information on how the role of a relevant person representative (RPR) from the advocacy service can represent and support a person subject to a DoLS.