The Advocacy Map is a useful resource to help track the annual spend on advocacy across Scotland. We are now gathering information which covers the period 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2022.
Following the creation of advocacy duties for the Mental Welfare Commission through the Mental Health Act (2015) we will also be providing the information gathered to the Mental Welfare Commission. This will be included within their report on The Right to Advocacy which will be published early 2023.
This information is essential to understanding the current situation of advocacy provision across Scotland to lobby and campaign for:
- Increased funding for independent advocacy
- Increased access to independent advocacy
- Better strategic planning
We really appreciate your time and cooperation in creating this important resource.