Advocacy Western Isles
Advocacy is About
- Having your voice heard
- Having your right and interests protected
- Being safeguarded when you are unable to safeguard yourself
- Being listened to
- Having your views taken into account
- Being treated as an equal
Independent Advocacy is about making sure the views and opinions of individuals are valued and respected and that they are treated as individuals and valued members of society.
Advocacy Western Isles provides a confidential service at no cost to the client.
Advocacy Western Isles provides issue based one to one, non-instructed and collective independent advocacy support to individuals in need throughout the Western Isles. Priority is given to those with mental health issues, people with a learning disability, the elderly and children and young people and parent/carers, those who are cared for and carers.
The role of independent advocacy is to support people to speak up for themselves to promote what they think is in their best interests. Ensuring their voice is heard, views are taken seriously, rights are explored and upheld and people are involved in decisions that are made about them.
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