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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The Keys to Life implementation priorities 2015-2017 – Development Funding
In this edition of the About Advocacy Magazine you can read about Scotland’s first National Action Plan for Human Rights which has a vision of a Scotland where everyone can live with human dignity. One contribution to this is by supporting political engagement. Disabled people
Welcome to the Summer edition of the About Advocacy Magazine which is packed with a range of informative and thought-provoking articles. Positive Prisons? Positive Futures write about their aims to improve the Scottish criminal justice system. The National Confidential Forum tell us how
The Spring Edition of the About Advocacy Magazine is now available. This season’s magazine contains a range of interesting articles by organisations such as; MECOPP regarding accessibility and Self-directed Support for South Asian and Gypsy Traveller communities, The Grameen
Research conducted by an intern, Andreea Bocioaga, on the impact of independent advocacy on the lives of older people is now available on our website. Some of the key findings in the report show that older people who accessed advocacy
The Winter Edition of the About Advocacy Magazine is now available. This season’s magazine contains a range of interesting articles by organisations such as the General Medical Council on their new online resource Better Care for Older People and the
“The Scottish Government’s policy is, and will remain, that independent advocacy should be available to all who need it.” Shona Robison MSP, Minister for Public Health (Scotland), May 2008 Independent advocacy enables people who need a stronger voice. It helps them
We are sad to hear of the news that Jimmy McIntosh MBE has passed away. Jimmy spent many years fighting for a number of causes and ensuring that people’s rights were upheld. He was a great advocate for independent advocacy