Advocacy

Relevant Person's Paid Representatives
                         (RPPR)

When people have been deprived of their liberty under the Mental Capacity Act they are entitled to have a representative – someone who advocates for what that person wants and needs. This could be a friend or family member, or a Relevant Person’s Paid Representative (RPPR).

 

As RPPRs we visit people in care homes, hospitals and other residential settings to check that their rights are being respected and upheld. We also support people to legally challenge the deprivation of their liberty when they are unhappy and believe they should be able to live somewhere else. We work with people with dementia, people with learning disabilities and people with mental health needs all over Norfolk.

 

Please note that we can only work with people who have been referred to us by Norfolk County Council. If you believe that you, or someone you know, needs an RPPR then you should contact your local council directly.

 

More information about Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards can be found here.