Volunteer Delivered Advocacy Service

by AdvoCard

AdvoCard’s Volunteer Advocacy Workers provide independent advocacy for people in Edinburgh with mental health and problematic substance use issues. We help service users/advocacy partners express what they need from services about the issues that are important for them.

We run a training programme for people who wish to become Volunteer Advocacy Workers. This is an essential part of our services.

AdvoCard could help if:
- your feelings are not being considered
- you are not being listened to
- you would like more information
- you would like to find our more about your rights

How could we help?
AdvoCard can offer a trained Volunteer Advocacy Worker to support you by:

- listening to what you need from services
- attending meetings or appointments with you
- speaking up for you at those meetings
- helping to draft letters
- accessing information and helping you explore options

What do we help with?
Some of the issues that people have needed help with include:

* housing
* care and treatment, health and wellbeing
* accessing services of support
* education and occupation


Last updated 10/02/2021

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Contact information

 0131 554 5307
 advocacysupport@advocard.org.uk
 Website
This service is under the category: Drug Addiction , Alcohol Addiction , Addiction , Conditions , Rights & Representation , Discrimination & Human Rights , Independent Advocacy , Mental Health

Delivered across
  • · City of Edinburgh (Local Authority)
  • · Edinburgh (Integration Authority (HSCP))

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