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Yearly Archives: 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
The Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee would like to hear views on mental health services, support and strategy as part of its first call for evidence of the new Parliamentary session. The re-established committee, chaired by Labour’s Neil Findlay
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
You can read the full blog post detailing the development and response to the animation Opening Doors.
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
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
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
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
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.