Links

Advocacy

Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance

Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland – independent advocacy

Independent Advocacy – Guide for Commissioners

Self-directed Support (SDS)

Self-directed Support in Scotland – the Scottish Government’s Self-directed Support website

Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS) – a national membership organisation

Local organisations

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.

NHS Borders

Adult Protection information

Child Protection information

 

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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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