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Independent Advocacy

Independent Advocacy provides people with the opportunity to be heard.  We are separate from other organisations and we do not make decisions for our clients.  Instead, we ensure they have all the relevant information and support they require in order to make their own informed choices.

Independent Advocacy gives people the chance to have a stronger voice and be heard.

Dumfries and Galloway Advocacy Service is funded to deliver services that are for 18 years and over:

  • Independent and professional;
  • Provide individual (one to one) advocacy that is issue focused;
  • Provide collective/group advocacy that is issue focused;
  • Meet statutory requirements and Scottish Government priorities; and
  • Have as a key principle ‘Independence of mind, independence of place and independence of funding’.

 We  are funded by:

  • Health and Social Care
  • Holywood Trust
  • The Bank of Scotland Foundation
  • Carers Act Fund
  • Patient Rights Act Fund (Scottish Government)

We are funded to advocate for the following groups: 

  • Mental Health
  • Adults with Incapacity
  • Learning Disability
  • Autism
  • ADHD
  • Adult Support and Protection
  • Self-Directed Support
  • Unpaid Carers 
  • Young People (18-25 year old)
  • and  more.....