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A free confidential service for
people in the Scottish Borders

Borders Independent Advocacy Service (BIAS)

Independent advocacy is a way to help people have a stronger voice and to have as much control as possible over their lives.

We can help you to get the information you need to make choices and support you to put your views across to others.

We will:

  • listen to you
  • help you choose what is best for you
  • support you at important meetings
  • be on your side
  • safeguard your rights.
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Was good to have someone to help me remember things at the meeting.

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I finally felt that someone was on my side.

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Advocacy enabled me to challenge my diagnosis.

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I feel more confident knowing I am able to question my care.

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I was able to participate in the process.

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