As of today, AdvoCard is now operating as a company limited by guarantee. This is a legal change to the status of the organisation and does not affect the advocacy service provided. The new company remains a charity, registered with OSCR (the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator) but it is also now registered with Companies House. The Management Committee has been replaced by a Board of Directors, who take legal responsibility for the company.
All assets and liabilities of the unincorporated AdvoCard have been transfered to the new company. This includes the employment of all staff.
As explained previously, this change has been brought about by the Management Committee (as was) who wished to limit their personal liability, should AdvoCard be wound up.
Please contact us if you require any further information about this change.