Advocacy Highland

Advocacy Highland

Charity information

Advocacy Highland

The principle aim of Advocacy Highland is to provide free and confidential independent advocacy in the Highlands for individuals of all ages, including children, who need to be supported to speak up about specific issues. This, whilst not exclusive, will focus on key priority groups including those with mental ill health, learning disabilities, and people who are frail and elderly. Due recognition is always given to diverse and marginalized groups.

The following objectives specify how our aims will be achieved:
-Supporting and facilitating individuals to speak up for themselves.
-Provide advocacy for individuals who are unwilling or unable to self advocate.
-Enable people to make informed choices and to make their views and wishes known.
-Develop links with service providers, professionals, appropriate support agencies and other advocacy providers.
-Recruit, train and support paid and volunteer advocates.
-Participate in a jointly agreed system of monitoring and evaluation of our services.
-Raise awareness amongst the public, service users and service providers of the values, principles and availability of independent advocacy, and ensure that this is done in an accessible format for all key groups.
-Provide independent advocacy in terms of the requirements of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003

Founded 2002