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Advocacy in North Ayrshire and Arran

Get support in North Ayrshire and Arran

Are you an adult living in North Ayrshire who requires assistance in understanding your rights, and having your voice heard and their views understood?

VoiceAbility delivers services for adults and older people that:

  • Safeguards people who are treated unfairly
  • Empowers people who need a stronger voice
  • Enables people to gain access to information, explore and understand their options
  • Speaks up on behalf of people who are unable to do so for themselves

What does an advocate do?

An advocate is an independent professional who supports people to have their say, be heard, and understand their rights.

Your advocate can meet with you over the phone, over video call, or in person. An advocate will support you in the way that works best for you so you can understand what is happening and say what you want.

An advocate can help you to:

  • listen to what you think about your situation
  • help you say what you want and don’t want
  • help you understand information about your situation
  • explain your options
  • plan with you about what to do next

Your advocate will:

  • listen to you and be on your side
  • talk with you about your options
  • plan with you what you want to do
  • represent you, if you are not able to represent yourself
  • support you to make decisions

Who can refer for advocacy support in North Ayrshire and Arran

You can refer yourself.

A friend or family member can make a referral.

Professionals such as care workers, social workers and health professionals can also make referrals.

Find links to our downloadable referral forms below