Advocacy services provide support to enable people to:
Express their views, thoughts and concerns
Access information, advice and guidance
Explore choices and options for services and care
Here are a few Advocacy Services available in South Ayrshire:
Who Cares? Scotland - supporting care experienced people to have their voice heard in a number of ways.
Hear 4 U Advocacy South Ayrshire Service - One-to-one support for looked-after children and young people and other vulnerable young people e.g. those on a child protection plan. Focuses on their right to be heard and involved in decisions about them, explaining their wishes, arguing their case. Activities and training for families and professionals are also available.
Circles Advocacy - delivers a free, independent service by providing information and advocacy via telephone, email or video call, drop-in meetings within community resources and home visits to individuals who are unable to access their main office in South Ayrshire.
VoiceAbility - free independent support to understand and access Social Security Scotland benefits. This support is for people who identify as disabled; parents, guardians, or carers who are accessing benefits for a disabled child; and parents, guardians, or carers who are disabled and want support to access social security benefits for their child. VoiceAbility also provides group advocacy in the community and online.