Find an Advocate

Please note you can only access support from organisations that work in your local authority area. Select your area below and check if you meet their access criteria.

59 Advocacy organisations found

Advocacy Highland

2 Seafield Road
Inverness
IV1 1SG

01463 233460
info@advocacy-highland.org.uk
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Last Updated: January, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  Highland
Type(s) of Advocacy:  Citizen Advocacy, One-to-one Advocacy
About:

• Adults over 16 with mental health problems, learning disability, Autistic spectrum disorder, dementia

• Frail older people

• Citizen Advocacy for adults in Inverness with a learning disability

SIAA member

Advocacy North East (Aberdeenshire)

Unit 2, Dalfling Business Centre
Blairdaff
Inverurie
AB51 5LA

01467 651604
advocacyne@btconnect.com
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Last Updated: March, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  Aberdeenshire
Type(s) of Advocacy:  One-to-one Advocacy
About:

• Anyone covered by the Mental Health (Care & Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 including mental health issues, learning disability, dementia, autism.

• Carers

SIAA member

Advocacy Orkney

18 Queen Street
Kirkwall
KW15 1JE

01856 870111
info@advocacyorkney.org

Last Updated: January, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  Orkney
Type(s) of Advocacy:  Citizen Advocacy, Collective Advocacy, One-to-one Advocacy
About:

• Adults

• Looked after children

SIAA member

Advocacy Service Aberdeen

Aberdeen Business Centre
Willowbank House, Willowbank Road
Aberdeen
AB11 6YG

01224 332314
asa@advocacy.org.uk
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Last Updated: January, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  Aberdeen
Type(s) of Advocacy:  Collective Advocacy, One-to-one Advocacy
About:

Adults with mental health problems, learning disability, victims of domestic abuse, carers, older people, people throughout the process of self-directed support

Provide advocacy to inpatients at:
– Royal Cornhill Hospital
Advocacy Office
Royal Cornhill Hospital
Cornhill Road
AB25 2ZH

– Woodend Office
Advocacy Office
Woodend Hospital
Eday Road
Aberdeen
AB15 6LS
Phone: 01224 556279

SIAA member

Advocacy Shetland

Market House
14 Market Street
Lerwick
ZE1 0JP

01595 743929
advocacy@shetland.org
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Last Updated: January, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  Shetland
Type(s) of Advocacy:  Collective Advocacy, Non-Instructed, One-to-one Advocacy
About:

• Adults with mental health problems, learning disability, dementia, housing/homelessness issues, health and social care users

• Carers

SIAA member

Advocacy Western Isles

Lamont Lane
Bayhead
Stornoway
HS1 2EB

01851 701755
office@advocacywi.co.uk
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Last Updated: January, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  Western Isles (Na h-Eileanan Siar)
Type(s) of Advocacy:  Collective Advocacy, Non-Instructed, One-to-one Advocacy
About:

• Children and young people

• Adults with mental health & generic problems, learning disabilities

• Older people

• SDS (Self Directed Support)

SIAA member

AdvoCard

332 Leith Walk
Edinburgh
EH6 5BR

0131 554 5307
advocacy@advocard.org.uk
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Last Updated: January, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  Edinburgh
Type(s) of Advocacy:  Collective Advocacy, One-to-one Advocacy
About:

• One-to-one and collective advocacy to people who use mental health services in Edinburgh

• Inpatients at Royal Edinburgh Hospital

• Prisoners at HMP Edinburgh

SIAA member

Advocating Together

13 Ryehill Lane
Dundee
DD1 4DD

01382 666601
enquiries@advocating-together.org.uk
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Last Updated: April, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  Dundee
Type(s) of Advocacy:  Collective Advocacy, One-to-one Advocacy, Self Advocacy
About:

Adults over 16 with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorder, complex communication needs

SIAA member

AIMS Advocacy

70 New Street, Stevenston
Ayrshire
KA20 3HG

01294 608663
info@aimsadvocacy.org.uk
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Last Updated: January, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  North Ayrshire
Type(s) of Advocacy:  One-to-one Advocacy
About:

• Adults over 16 who are eligible to receive community care

• Patients at Ayr clinic

• Parents involved in child protection proceedings

SIAA member

Angus Independent Advocacy

69 High Street
Arbroath
DD11 1AN

01241 434413
enquiries@angusindadvocacy.org
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Last Updated: January, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  Angus
Type(s) of Advocacy:  Citizen Advocacy, One-to-one Advocacy
About:

• Adults over 16 with learning disability, mental health problems, dementia and older people

• Children subject to Mental Health (Care and Treatment) Act

SIAA member

Autism Rights Group Highland (ARGH)

22 Wester Inshes Place
Inverness
IV2 5HZ

01847 851743
info@arghighland.co.uk
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Last Updated: January, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  Highland
Type(s) of Advocacy:  Collective Advocacy, Self Advocacy
About:

Autistic adults over 18 (including Asperger’s Syndrome)

Barnardo's Hear 4 U - Children's Rights and Advocacy Ayrshire + Arran

John Pollock Centre
Mainholm Road
Ayr
KA8 0QD

01292 285372
glynis.morris@barnardos.org.uk
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Last Updated: January, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  South Ayrshire
Type(s) of Advocacy:  One-to-one Advocacy
About:

Hear 4 U provide one-to-one advocacy for young people under the age of 18 in relation to the Mental Health (Care & Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003.

Also to children aged between 5-15 involved in child protection processes.

Barnardo's Hear 4 U - Renfrewshire

12 Lochfield Road
Paisley
PA2 7RG

0141 884 7896
sharon.houston@barnardos.org.uk
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Last Updated: January, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  Renfrewshire
Type(s) of Advocacy:  One-to-one Advocacy
About:

Hear 4 U provide one-to-one advocacy for children and young people aged under 18 who are involved in child protection processes and the children’s hearing system.

Barnardo's Hear 4 U Dumfries and Galloway

7 George Street Meuse
Dumfries
DG1 1HH

01387 264733
selwyn.mccausland@barnardos.org.uk
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Last Updated: February, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  Dumfries and Galloway
Type(s) of Advocacy:  One-to-one Advocacy
About:

Hear 4 U provide one-to-one advocacy for children and young people in relation to the Mental Health (Care & Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003.
Also to children and young people who are “looked after and accommodated”.

BIAS (Borders Independent Advocacy Service)

Low Buckholmside
Galashiels
TD1 1RT

01896 752200
info@bordersadvocacy.org.uk
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Last Updated: January, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  Scottish Borders
Type(s) of Advocacy:  One-to-one Advocacy
About:

• Adults with mental health problem
• Older people
• People in relation to the Adult Support and Protection Legislation
• Adults with a Learning Disability
• Individuals in receipt of health and social care services

SIAA member

CAPS Independent Advocacy

Old Stables
Eskmills Park,
Musselburgh, East Lothian
EH21 7PQ

0131 273 5116
contact@capsadvocacy.org
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Last Updated: February, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  East Lothian, Midlothian
Type(s) of Advocacy:  Collective Advocacy, One-to-one Advocacy
About:

One to one and collective advocacy for people aged 18-65 with mental health issues.

We also facilitate several Lothian-wide experience led projects for people with mental health issues.

SIAA member

CEARTAS

McGregor House, Suite 5-7
10 Donaldson Crescent
Kirkintilloch
G66 1XF

0141 775 0433
info@ceartas.org.uk
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Last Updated: January, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  East Dunbartonshire
Type(s) of Advocacy:  Collective Advocacy, One-to-one Advocacy
About:

Adults over 16 with learning disability, mental health problems, dementia, physical disability, sensory impairments, acquired brain injury, autism, addiction issues and older people

SIAA member

Central Advocacy Partners

27 West Bridge Street
Falkirk
FK1 5RJ

01324 633321
info@centraladvocacypartners.org.uk
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Last Updated: January, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  Clackmannanshire, Falkirk, Stirling
Type(s) of Advocacy:  Collective Advocacy, One-to-one Advocacy
About:

• Independent advocacy for parents with learning disabilities whose children are going through child protection procedures – expires end March 2019

• Survivors Project for victims of domestic abuse

SIAA member

Circles Advocacy - Glasgow Forensic Service

Rowanbank Clinic
133c Balornock Road
Glasgow
G21 3UL

0141 232 6406
info.glasgow@circlesnetwork.org.uk
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Last Updated: February, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  Glasgow
Type(s) of Advocacy:  Collective Advocacy, One-to-one Advocacy
About:

• Patients with mental health problems within either:

medium security Rowanbank Clinic
or
Leverndale low secure hospital.

Circles Network

New Volunteer House
16 East Fergus Place
Kirkcaldy, Fife
KY1 1XT

01592 645360
info@circlesnetwork.org.uk
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Last Updated: January, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  Fife
Type(s) of Advocacy:  Collective Advocacy, One-to-one Advocacy
About:

• Adults with mental health problems, learning difficulties, physical disabilities, acquired brain injury, dementia, autistic spectrum disorder, personality disorder or chronic ill health.

• Children under the age of 16 subject to compulsory measures under the Mental Health (Care & Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003.

Circles Network Advocacy in Inverclyde

21 Grey Place
Greenock
PA15 1YF

01475 730797
info.inverclyde@circlesnetwork.org.uk
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Last Updated: February, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  Inverclyde
Type(s) of Advocacy:  One-to-one Advocacy
About:

A generic service:

any individual with a mental illness, personality disorder, learning disability, carer, prisoners in receipt of prison health care,
addictions, acquired brain injury, parental rights, homeless, physical disability, long-enduring health difficulties, ethnic minorities,
woman in refuge, and non-instructed advocacy.

Circles Network in South Ayrshire

2 New Bridge Street
Ayr
KA7 1JX

01292 264396
info.southayrshire@circlesnetwork.org.uk
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Last Updated: February, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  South Ayrshire
Type(s) of Advocacy:  Collective Advocacy, Individual
About:

We provide support to those aged 16 years and over and are affected by:

Mental Health issues; Learning Disabilities; Chronic Illness; Physical Disabilities; Brain Injuries; Dementia; Autistic Spectrum Disorders; Adults at Risk of Harm

Circles Network Moray

40-42 Moss Street
Elgin
IV30 1LT

01343 559546
info.moray@circlesnetwork.org.uk

Last Updated: February, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  Moray
About:

Access Criteria:
– Aged over 18
– Must have a health and social care component including:
– Mental health issue
– Learning disability
– Personality disorder
– Physical disability
– Acquired brain injury
– Dementia
– Autism Spectrum Disorders
– Chronic Illness
– Those that are unable to safeguard their own interests or well-being

Drumchapel Advocacy Project

Unit 1, KCEDG Commercial Centre
Ladyloan Place, Drumchapel
Glasgow
G15 8LB

0141 944 0507
admin@d-mac.org.uk
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Last Updated: January, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  Glasgow
Type(s) of Advocacy:  One-to-one Advocacy, Self Advocacy
About:

No access criteria – available to anyone living in G15 area.

SIAA member

Dumfries and Galloway Advocacy Service

9 Church Crescent
Dumfries
DG1 1DF

01387 247237
info@dgadvocacy.co.uk
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Last Updated: January, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  Dumfries and Galloway
Type(s) of Advocacy:  Collective Advocacy, One-to-one Advocacy
About:

Our service delivers independent, individual and collective advocacy to adults aged 18 and over. We provide independent advocacy to people with a mental disorder in accordance with the requirements of the Mental Health (Care & Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 and to adults who have generic issues such as with the NHS incl. Acute, Community, GPs etc, Social Services, Adult Support and Protection, Self-Directed Support, Carers Issues, Families at Risk incl. Children’s Hearings, Reviews and Child Protection.

SIAA member

Dundee Independent Advocacy Support (DIAS)

The Circle
4/6 Staffa Place
Dundee
DD2 3SX

01382 205515 / 01382 223365
office@diasdundee.org
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Last Updated: January, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  Dundee
Type(s) of Advocacy:  Citizen Advocacy, Collective Advocacy, One-to-one Advocacy
About:

We support people in the Dundee area who are aged over 21 who have either:-

• Mental Health issues
• A learning disability
• A physical disability
• Dementia
• Or are aged over 65

SIAA member

Dunfermline Advocacy

2 Halbeath Road
Dunfermline, Fife
KY12 7QX

01383 624382
enquiries@dunfermlineadvocacy.org
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Last Updated: January, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  Fife
Type(s) of Advocacy:  Citizen Advocacy
About:

Provide Citizen Advocacy to adults with learning disabilities, mental health issues, physical disability or long-term (chronic) health condition.

SIAA member

EARS Independent Advocacy Service

525 Ferry Road
Edinburgh
EH5 2FF

0131 478 8866
info@ears-advocacy.org.uk
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Last Updated: June, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  East Lothian, Edinburgh, Midlothian, West Lothian
Type(s) of Advocacy:  Collective Advocacy, One-to-one Advocacy
About:

West Lothian
• Older people
• People over 16 with physical disability, acquired brain injury, stroke survivors (up to 2 years post stroke)
• Adults 16+ who have a learning disability and/or are on the Autism Spectrum, including Asperger’s

Midlothian
• Older people
• People over 16 with physical disability, acquired brain injury, stroke survivors (up to 2 years post stroke)

East Lothian
• Older people
• Stroke survivors (up to 2 years post stroke)

Edinburgh
• Stroke survivors (up to 2 years post stroke)

West Lothian Address:
28 Heatherbank, Ladywell, Livingston EH54 6EE
Tel No 01506 205840

SIAA member

East Ayrshire Advocacy Services

20 Lindsay Street
Kilmarnock
KA1 2BB

01563 574442
Irene@eaas.org.uk
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Last Updated: January, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  East Ayrshire
Type(s) of Advocacy:  Collective Advocacy, One-to-one Advocacy
About:

• Adults aged 16-65 who have mental health problems, learning disability or acquired brain injury.

• Adults 65 and over.

• Young people under 16 who are subject to the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act.

• Parents with disabilities or addiction issues where children are subject to child protection legislation.

• Prisoners at HMP Kilmarnock.

• Collective advocacy in day centres and nursing homes.

SIAA member

Edinburgh Carers Council

GF5
14 Links Place, Leith
Edinburgh
EH6 7EZ

0131 322 8480
info@edinburghcarerscouncil.co.uk
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Last Updated: January, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  Edinburgh
Type(s) of Advocacy:  Collective Advocacy, One-to-one Advocacy
About:

Carers.

SIAA member

Equals Advocacy Partnership

Rooms 1.4 & 1.9
Dalziel Building, 7 Scott Street
Motherwell
ML1 1PN

01698 327772 / 4
admin@equalsadvocacy.org.uk
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Last Updated: January, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  North Lanarkshire
Type(s) of Advocacy:  Collective Advocacy, One-to-one Advocacy
About:

Adults aged over the age of 65.

SIAA member

Equal Say

1/3,
60 Brook Street
Glasgow
G40 2AB

0141 556 3477
amanda@equalsay.org
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Last Updated: January, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  Glasgow
Type(s) of Advocacy:  One-to-one Advocacy, Self Advocacy
About:

Adults 16 and above with learning difficulties, who are also parents

SIAA member

Equal Voice in Central Fife

P.O. 26867
Fife
KY2 9BZ

01592 653754
info@equal-voice.org.uk
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Last Updated: February, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  Fife
Type(s) of Advocacy:  Citizen Advocacy
About:

Equal Voice provide citizen advocacy for people living in Fife, who are over 16 and have a learning disability, mental health problem, chronic illness or a physical disability.

SIAA member

Fife Forum

Office 1-2 Fraser Buildings
Millie Street
Kirkcaldy
KY1 2NL

01592 643743
info@fifeforum.org.uk
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Last Updated: January, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  Fife
Type(s) of Advocacy:  Collective Advocacy, One-to-one Advocacy, Peer Advocacy
About:

Provides professional, issue based advocacy to older people – over the age of 65 – who are in either a care home or hospital setting.

The service is Fife wide.

The service works with people affected by disability, chronic illness, dementia, autism spectrum disorder or mental disorder. (Including mental illness, learning disability or personality disorder)

SIAA member

Forth Valley Advocacy

1 The Bungalows
Larbert, Stirlingshire
FK5 4SZ

01324 557070 / Fax: 01324 574316
info@forthvalleyadvocacy.com
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Last Updated: January, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  Clackmannanshire, Falkirk, Stirling
Type(s) of Advocacy:  One-to-one Advocacy
About:

• Short term, issue based, advocacy for adults with a Mental Health issue; an Acquired Brain Injury; a Learning Disability; Autism; Dementia

• Issues about Health or Social Care for people under the following legislation: Mental Health Act, Adults with Incapacity Act, Adult Support and Protection Act

SIAA member

Highland Carers Advocacy

Glen Orrin House
High Street
Dingwall
IV15 9TF

01463 723569
cmacinnes@highlandcarersadvocacy.org.uk

Last Updated: February, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  Highland
Type(s) of Advocacy:  One-to-one Advocacy
About:

Carers over 18.

SIAA member

Include Me

c/o Fife Voluntary Action
69 Crossgate
Cupar
KY15 5AS

01334 656242
contact@includeme.org.uk
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Last Updated: February, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  Fife
Type(s) of Advocacy:  Citizen Advocacy
About:

Citizen advocacy for adults aged 16-65 with:

• Physical disabilities
• Learning Disabilities
• Mental Illness
• Autism Spectrum Disorder
• Personality Disorder
• Brain Injury
• Early onset Dementia
• Long term health conditions

SIAA member

Independent Advocacy Perth & Kinross

90 Tay Street
Perth
PH2 8NP

01738 587887
info@iapk.org.uk
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Last Updated: February, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  Perth and Kinross
Type(s) of Advocacy:  One-to-one Advocacy
About:

One to one issue based advocacy to:
• Adults with mental health issues, learning disability, dementia
• Carers.
• Prisoners at HMP Perth and HMP Castle Huntly
• Children and young people with mental health problems and learning disability
• Children and Young People who are ‘looked after’ and live at home
• People under the Adult Support & Protection Act
• People under the Adults with Incapacity Act

SIAA member

Kindred

Office 32
Flexspace
Dunfermline
KY11 8UU

0800 031 5793
enquiries@kindred-scotland.org
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Last Updated: February, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  Edinburgh, Fife
Type(s) of Advocacy:  One-to-one Advocacy
About:

Edinburgh: Families of children with additional support needs. Families of children who are inpatients at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh.

Fife office: Families of children with complex disabilities and long term conditions.

SIAA member

Lomond & Argyll Advocacy Service

Main office:
155 Glasgow Road
Dumbarton
G82 1RH

01389 726543
admin@laas.org.uk
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Last Updated: January, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  Argyll and Bute, West Dunbartonshire
Type(s) of Advocacy:  Collective Advocacy, One-to-one Advocacy
About:

Argyll and Bute
(contact main office)
Adults with a learning disability, adults who use mental health services, and people over 65.
One-to-one advocacy.

LAAS: Patients’ Independent Advocacy Project (Argyll & Bute Hospital and Mid Argyll Hospital)
c/o Argyll & Bute Hospital
Blarbuie Road
Lochgilphead
PA31 8LD
01546 606056
Patients using mental health services in Argyll & Bute Hospital and Mid Argyll Hospital
One-to-one advocacy.

West Dunbartonshire
(contact main office)
Adults with a learning disability, adults who use mental health services, and people over 65.
One-to-one advocacy, Collective advocacy.

SIAA member

Mental Health Advocacy Project - West Lothian

Strathbrock Partnership Centre
189a West Main Street
Broxburn
EH52 5LH

01506 857230
admin@mhap.org.uk
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Last Updated: February, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  West Lothian
Type(s) of Advocacy:  Collective Advocacy, One-to-one Advocacy, Peer Advocacy, Self Advocacy
About:

• Adults 18+ who are detained under the Mental Health Act.

• Adults aged between 18 – 65 who experience mental health and/or addiction problems: in hospital, the community of West Lothian or resident in HMP Addiewell.

• Collective advocacy for mental health service users in West Lothian.

• Carers advocacy (by agreement with West Lothian Council).

SIAA member

North Lanarkshire Advocacy

51 Kirk Road
Wishaw
ML2 7BL

01698 358245
sam@equalsay.org
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Last Updated: April, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  North Lanarkshire
Type(s) of Advocacy:  Collective Advocacy, One-to-one Advocacy, Self Advocacy
About:

Adults aged 18 – 64 with mental health issues, a physical disability, a learning disability or (some) long term health conditions

SIAA member

Partners in Advocacy - Dundee

The Circle
4 - 6 Staffa Place
Dundee
DD2 3SX

01382 217186
dundee@partnersinadvocacy.org.uk
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Last Updated: January, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  Dundee
Type(s) of Advocacy:  One-to-one Advocacy
About:

Children and young people up to the age of 21 with mental health problems, learning disability, isolation, transition issues, communication issues and young parents.

SIAA member

Partners in Advocacy - East Renfrewshire

Offices 1 & 2
Strathclyde Business Centre, 120 Carstairs Street
Dalmarnock, Glasgow
G40 4JD

0141 847 0660
glasgow@partnersinadvocacy.org.uk
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Last Updated: January, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  East Renfrewshire
Type(s) of Advocacy:  One-to-one Advocacy
About:

• Children and young people with mental health problems.

• Young people with additional support needs.

SIAA member

Partners In Advocacy - Glasgow

Offices 1 & 2, Strathclyde Business Centre,
120 Carstairs Street,
Dalmarnock, Glasgow
G40 4JD

0141 847 0660
glasgow@partnersinadvocacy.org.uk
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Last Updated: June, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  Glasgow
Type(s) of Advocacy:  One-to-one Advocacy
About:

• Children and young people with mental health problems.

• Young people up to the age of 18 with additional support needs.

SIAA member

Partners in Advocacy - Lothian

G/1 Links House
15 Links Place
Edinburgh
EH6 7EZ

0131 478 7723
edinburgh@partnersinadvocacy.org.uk
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Last Updated: January, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  East Lothian, Edinburgh, Midlothian
Type(s) of Advocacy:  Collective Advocacy, One-to-one Advocacy
About:

Edinburgh:
• Adults over 65.
• Adults over 16 with physical disability.
• Adults over 16 with learning disability.
• Collective advocacy for adults over 16 with physical disabilities and older people.
• Children and young people with additional support needs.
• Children and young people aged 12-15 who wish to exercise their rights under the amended Additional Support Needs legislation.

Midlothian:
• Adults over 16 with Learning Disability.

East Lothian:
• Adults over 16 with Learning Disability
• Collective advocacy for adults over 16 with Learning Disability

SIAA member

People First (Scotland)

77-79 Easter Road
Edinburgh
EH7 5PW

0131 478 7707
admin@peoplefirstscotland.org
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Last Updated: January, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  Clackmannanshire, Edinburgh, Fife, Glasgow, Midlothian, South Lanarkshire
Type(s) of Advocacy:  Collective Advocacy, Self Advocacy
About:

Collective advocacy for people with learning disability.

Fife:
Unit 17a Dunfermline Business Centre,
Izatt Avenue,
Dunfermline, KY11 3BZ
01383624885
peoplefirstfife@hotmail.co.uk

Glasgow city:
Adelphi Centre Room
14, 12 Commercial Road,
Glasgow, G5 0PQ
01414207383
peoplefirst1@btconnect.com

South Lanarkshire:
9 High Patrick Street,
Hamilton, ML3 7ES
0169 8452830
peoplefirst1@btconnect.com

SIAA member

Renfrewshire Carers Advocacy Service

Unit 55, Embroidery Mill
Seedhill
Paisley
PA1 1TJ

0141 887 3643
enquiries@renfrewshirecarers.org.uk
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Last Updated: January, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  Renfrewshire
Type(s) of Advocacy:  One-to-one Advocacy
About:

Carers over the age of 18 years living in Renfrewshire.

SIAA member

Royal Edinburgh Hospital Patients' Council

Royal Edinburgh Hospital
Morningside Place
Edinburgh
EH10 5HF

0131 537 6462
info@rehpatientscouncil.org.uk
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Last Updated: February, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  Edinburgh
Type(s) of Advocacy:  Collective Advocacy
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Patients and former patients of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital.

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Speak-Out Advocacy Project

Barncluith Business Centre
Townhead Street
Hamilton
ML3 7DP

01698 283228
info@speak-out.org.uk
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Last Updated: February, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire
Type(s) of Advocacy:  Citizen Advocacy, One-to-one Advocacy, Peer Advocacy
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Advocacy in South Lanarkshire for:

– Adults over 16 with a learning disability.

– Carers who have a family member with learning disabilities.

– People with physical disabilities or communication problems.

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SPIRIT Advocacy

SPIRIT Advocacy
Cromwell Villa, 23 Lotland Street
Inverness
IV1 1ST

01463 719366
hug@spiritadvocacy.org.uk
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Last Updated: February, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  Highland
Type(s) of Advocacy:  Collective Advocacy
About:

Collective advocacy for adults with mental health issues and/or learning disabilities

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The Advocacy Project - East Renfrewshire

Cumbrae House
Cumbrae House
Glasgow
G5 9JP

0141 420 0961
enquiry@theadvocacyproject.org.uk
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Last Updated: January, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  East Renfrewshire
Type(s) of Advocacy:  Collective Advocacy, One-to-one Advocacy
About:

• Adults aged 16-65 with a disability.

• Adults aged 16-65 with mental health problems.

• Adults over 65.

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The Advocacy Project - Glasgow

Cumbrae House
15 Carlton Court
Glasgow
G5 9JP

0141 420 0961
enquiry@theadvocacyproject.org.uk
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Last Updated: January, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  Glasgow
Type(s) of Advocacy:  Collective Advocacy, One-to-one Advocacy
About:

• Adults aged 16-65 with a disability.

• Adults aged 16-65 with mental health problems.

• Adults over 65.

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The Advocacy Project - South Lanarkshire

Cumbrae House
15 Carlton Court
Glasgow
G5 9JP

0141 420 0961
enquiry@theadvocacyproject.org.uk
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Last Updated: January, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  South Lanarkshire
Type(s) of Advocacy:  Collective Advocacy, One-to-one Advocacy
About:

• Adults over 16 with mental health problems.

• Adults over 65.

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The Patients' Advocacy Service

The State Hospital
110 Lampits Road
Carstairs, Lanark
ML11 8RP

01555 842078
TSH.Advocacy@nhs.net

Last Updated: January, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  South Lanarkshire
Type(s) of Advocacy:  Collective Advocacy, One-to-one Advocacy
About:

• Inpatients detained in The State Hospital.

• Collective advocacy for inpatients detained in The State Hospital.

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User and Carer Involvement

Kaleidoscope,
Mountainhall, Bankend Road
Dumfries
DG1 4AL

01387 255330
info@userandcarer.co.uk
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Last Updated: January, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  Dumfries and Galloway
Type(s) of Advocacy:  Collective Advocacy
About:

Collective advocacy for adults with mental illness, learning disability or dementia and their families and carers.

Who Cares? Scotland

Oswald Chambers
5 Oswald Street
Glasgow
G1 4QR

0141 226 4441
hello@whocaresscotland.org
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Last Updated: April, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyll and Bute, Clackmannanshire, Dundee, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow, Highland, Inverclyde, Midlothian, Moray, North Ayrshire, Perth and Kinross, Renfrewshire, Scottish Borders, Shetland, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian, Western Isles (Na h-Eileanan Siar)
Type(s) of Advocacy:  One-to-one Advocacy
About:

One-to-one and collective advocacy to looked after children and young people up to 26.
“Who Cares? Scotland” works in most local authority areas – for more information please refer to their website.

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Who Cares? Scotland (North Lanarkshire)

The Old House
70 North Road
Bellshill
ML4 1EN

01698 657 877
NL-Referrals@whocaresscotland.org
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Last Updated: August, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  North Lanarkshire
Type(s) of Advocacy:  Collective Advocacy, One-to-one Advocacy
About:

One-to-one advocacy and collective advocacy for children and young people who:
– are care experienced up to the age of 26
– involved in Child Protection proceedings
– up to 19 years old with additional support needs
– up to 19 years old and subject to intervention under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003

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You First Advocacy

47 Causeyside Street
Paisley
PA1 1YN

0141 849 1229
dennis@youfirstadvocacy.org
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Last Updated: March, 2019

Local Authority Area(s):  Renfrewshire
Type(s) of Advocacy:  One-to-one Advocacy
About:

• Adults aged over 16 with mental health problems, learning disability, physical disability.

• Older people.

SIAA member