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
As part of SIAA’s Self-directed Support project, we are gathering stories from advocacy workers across Scotland. We are hoping to hear from advocates who have supported people through the Self-directed Support journey. If you, or someone in your organisation has been advocating for someone throughout their SDS journey, we would love to hear from you.
The launch of Jo McFarlane’s book, SkyDiving for Beginners: a journey of recovery and hope, took place on Wednesday 16th April, in the Rivers Suite at Craiglockhart. The event was a great success, with wonderful speeches by Dr Richard Holloway, Dr Allan Beveridge, Shaben Begum MBE and of course Jo herself, who read some moving and funny extracts from her book. Described by Simon Bradstreet (Director of the Scottish Recovery Network) as the “poet laureate of recovery”, Jo is a well-known speaker at seminars and conferences, performing her work to packed audiences, offering hope, inspiration and an insight into living well with mental ill health. Anyone interested in purchasing a copy of the book (£7), please contact SIAA.
On Tuesday 1st April Kellie King, our SDS and Advocacy project manager, attended the Scottish Government launch of Self Directed Support. The launch coincided with the commencement of the SDS legislation which places duties on local authorities in Scotland to
Our Swedish TSI Scotland Intern, Hanna Carlsson, won the female light-welterweight title against Newarthill’s Paula Docherty on Friday, March 28th at the Emirates Arena. Hanna told us that she was ecstatic about her win, especially as her mother traveled from Sweden