Individual Advocacy

AdvoCard has three individual advocacy services:

  • Volunteer Delivered Advocacy Service – which focuses on advocating for individuals living in the community in Edinburgh around a wide range of issues that affect their lives. This service is delivered through volunteer advocacy workers. Read more about volunteer advocacy
  • Mental Health Act Advocacy Service – for individuals in the community (including general hospitals) in Edinburgh, who face compulsory measures (CTOs & guardianships etc) or want to use the safeguards in Scottish mental health laws. Delivered by employed advocacy workers. Read more about MHA advocacy
  • Hospital Advocacy Service – which focuses on providing individual advocacy to anyone using the following services at the Royal Edinburgh hospital: acute admission wards (including Intensive Psychiatric Care Unit), rehabilitation services, forensic services, older people’s services and Young People’s services and associated services. Read more about hospital advocacy
  • Welfare Reform Advocacy – a dedicated service to assist those who are being affected by Welfare Reforms. Read more about welfare reform advocacy