Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland – independent advocacy
Self-directed Support (SDS)
Self-directed Support in Scotland – the Scottish Government’s Self-directed Support website
Borders Voluntary Care Voice – supports the development of local partnerships between users, carers, third sector organisations, Scottish Borders Council, NHS Borders and other relevant organisations
Borders Care Learning Network – offers free training to people who work or volunteer in the social care and health sector, and to unpaid carers.
Encompass – Borders Direct Payment Agency
Princess Royal Trust Borders Carers Centre – independent help and support to unpaid carers
Scottish Borders Council – the local authority, with responsibility for providing social care services.
Adult Protection information
Child Protection information
Was good to have someone to help me remember things at the meeting.
I finally felt that someone was on my side.
Advocacy enabled me to challenge my diagnosis.
I feel more confident knowing I am able to question my care.
I was able to participate in the process.