The Advocacy Project

Delivered by The Advocacy Project
  • Human rights advice
  • The Advocacy Project provides a free and confidential service that is independent of the NHS and Social Work.
  • Independent advocacy can benefit those living at home, in care or in hospital.
  • Our advocacy workers work with a number of clients, usually on a one to one basis, but we also support groups of people who have issues in common.

You are eligible for this service if you:

  • Are aged 16 or over
  • Are resident in Glasgow when the referral is made
  • Have a disability, mental health issue (although a formal diagnosis is not needed for this), and/or problematic alcohol and drug use
  • There are evident risks to your rights/needs not being met

We also work across all settings; community/care and hospital settings and HMP Barlinnie.

Our case work prioritises 5 key areas:

– Mental Health care and treatment

– Self-directed Support

– Adult Support and Protection

– Adults with Incapacity

– Problematic alcohol and drug use

For people experiencing problematic alcohol and drug use we can offer advocacy support with access to health services, understanding your rights and options in accessing rehabilitation, housing issues, your rights related to the MAT standards.

If you would like to make a referral for yourself or someone else please call our office number and ask for the duty worker. We have a duty worker in place between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

If your needs don’t match the criteria here, you can find information on other independent advocacy providers at the Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance website.

How to access this service

  • Anyone can contact us directly 0141 420 0961
  • A referral form is required and can be sent by email or post

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