On Thursday 9th January we were delighted to welcome Mark Grierson (CEO) and Sonia Powazuk (Senior Advocate) of Disability Advocacy New South Wales. We have been in touch with Mark over many years and when we learned that he and his family were planning to visit the UK we were keen to take the opportunity to meet.

Attendees included SIAA staff and representatives from Scottish independent advocacy organisations, the Scottish Government and NHS Lothian along with Martin Coyle, former CEO of Action for Advocacy in England. Many thanks to all of you for taking time to come.

It was interesting to hear about the similarities of independent advocacy in different parts of the world and have the opportunity to exchange experiences. We will look forward to future contact…international conference?!?

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