Monthly Archives: April 2013

Lanarkshire Adult Support and Protection Seminar

The North and South Lanarkshire Adult Support and Protection Committees held a joint seminar this week to look at what the outcomes have been for adults who have gone through the adult protection process. Michelle Howorth told the seminar about the work that The Advocacy Project has been involved in over the past year consulting with individuals, gathering their feedback and suggestions about the process. The seminar also heard about some research that has been done based on national statistics which interestingly relates with what people have been telling us at a local level in Lanarkshire. Michelle’s presentation focussed on the main things that people were telling us – that professionals should inform, involve and listen. The information that people kindly shared has been passed back to the relevant committees and The Advocacy Project hopes this will inform practice of the future.

May Day Closure

The Advocacy Project office will be closed on Monday 6th May for the May Day holiday.  

Listen UP Lanarkshire Film Launch Event

Listen Up lanarkshire is a self-advocacy group facilitated by The Advocacy Project. The group is for adults with a learning disability who live in North Lanarkshire. Over the past year the group have been focussing on their experience of social work reviews and have made a film which shows their views. The film will be shown for the first time on 5th June at 2pm in South Dalziel Studios, Motherwell. Everyone is welcome and the event will be a great opportunity for people who may be interested in joining the group to meet some members of the group and find out more about the group’s activities. DVD launch invite  

New service for people with a physical disability in Glasgow.

There have been recent changes to our service for people affected by physical disability resident in Glasgow. The service changes will extend advocacy provision to adults with a physical disability across the whole of Glasgow.  The new service commenced 1st April 2013 – Eligibility criteria for this service is as follows– ·         Aged 16+ ·         Affected by physical disability ·         Resident in Glasgow at time of referral (in-patient and community)