Initial Approval for Draft Governing Documents

We are pleased to say that OSCR have confirmed that they will be able to enter AdvoCard on the Scottish Charity Register as a charitable company under the proposed Articles of Association that we have submitted to them.  They have also given their consent to wind up the current unincorporated association, assuming that all assets, liabilities and staff undertakings will be transferred to the new company.

This is an important step forward towards incorporation.  Of course, all of this is subject to the approval of the EGM on 22 February.  I hope you will be able to come along to have your say and vote.

NB: Apologies for the jargon in the first paragraph above.  Unfortunately, it is difficult to avoid technical language when dealing with this topic!  Please contact us if you have any questions.

Extraordinary General Meeting – 23 February

As previously indicated, AdvoCard’s Management Committee are intending that the organisation becoming a Company Limited by Guarantee. There will be an Extraordinary General Meeting at 2pm on 23 February at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh EH6 8RG.  This meeting will explain the proposed change, discuss the issue and vote on whether to go ahead.

You can view details of the intended future governing documents of AdvoCard.  Please let us know if you would like a paper copy of these.

We look forward to seeing you on the 23rd.

Becoming a Limited Company

AdvoCard plans to become a limited company in April 2011. Before a final decision is made, please have a look at our draft governing document. Please, let us know your thoughts. To get you started, here are some things to consider.

Details of the Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) which will discuss this are available here.

7 Feb – Link for draft memorandum and articles updated to reflect amended version approved by OSCR.

Is The “Right To Advocacy” All Right?

Come And Shape Advocacy For The New Decade!

Service Users are invited to a special AdvoCard event on Wednesday, 22 September 2010 in the Rehearsal Room at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny St.,EH6 8RT (off Leith Walk)  between 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm.

AdvoCard wants to get together with users of AdvoCard and / or of mental health services generally to consult, inform and share “fun” activities as a way of looking to the future of the project.  For further detail, click here for our poster or contact our office directly.

If you are a service user who is unable to attend and would still like to feed in your views about our Mission Statement, please complete our questionnaire at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7L2KPDW