We offer short-term, issues based, outcomes focused, professional independent advocacy support to people over 16 who have:

  • A learning disability
  • A mental health problem
  • An acquired brain injury
  • Dementia
  • Autism

And also with people who are:

• Over 65 years of age

• Vulnerable and deemed at risk

• Under 16 years of age subject to action under the Mental Health Act

AND 

require support with a specific issue or concern related to health, social or the following legislation:

> Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000

> Mental Health (Care &Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003

> Adult Support & Protection (Scotland) Act 2007

> The Children’s Hearing (Scotland) Act 2011

Please note, a person DOES NOT have to be in hospital under a section to access our service.  If in doubt phone us, we will always try to help if we can.  If an issue is outwith our funded criteria we will try to allocate an unpaid advocate if one is available.