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A is for Advocacy – Annual Report 2015-2016

28 November 2016

The past year has seen the culmination of two major projects for the SIAA. The Self-directed Support Project was completed with an interesting, well attended and well received event which allowed sharing of experience and knowledge between advocacy organisations from

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Summer Edition of about Advocacy now Available!

13 June 2016

In this edition of About Advocacy you can read about the new Advocacy Qualification launched by The Advocacy Project which aims to raise the role, profile and status of advocacy in Scotland. Learn about Partners In Policymaking and how it

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Welfare Advocacy Support Project

3 May 2016

The ALLIANCE and the Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance (SIAA) are working with Scottish Government to deliver a social security advocacy project targeted at people going through assessments for PIP and ESA in four pilot areas across Scotland; Dundee, Falkirk, Glasgow

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National Care Standards Consultation report

15 April 2016

This report provides information and analysis of the consultation on the overarching principles which underpin the new National Care Standards for care services in Scotland, which apply across all health and social care services, including hospitals, independent healthcare, NHS surgeries, social

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Why Mental Health Matters to Scotland’s Future

22 March 2016

Why Mental Health Matters to Scotland’s Future: A Scottish Mental Health Partnership Special Briefing Paper The Scottish Mental Health Partnership believes it is time for a significant shift in Scotland’s approach to mental health. This means moving from a system primarily

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RIGHTS FOR LIFE DECLARATION

1 March 2016

This landmark document is a statement of the rights being called for by people affected by mental health issues in Scotland. Its aim is to help achieve real change to how people affected by mental health problems enjoy their rights. The Declaration

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SIAA 2016 Manifesto

11 February 2016

The Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance believes that, in order to create a Scotland that is equal and fair, we need to uphold the rights of marginalised people and listen to their views, opinions and voices. To ensure access to independent advocacy current legislation and policy needs to be fully implemented. The right to access independent advocacy needs to be included in relevant future policy and legislation.

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