Monthly Archives: June 2018

Carers Week 2018

Carers Week 2018 will be taking place from 11th to 17th June. This year, the focus will be supporting carers to stay Healthy and Connected. It is important that communities support carers to look after their loved ones well, but also recognise that carers are individual with health and well-being needs of their own. Around 6.5 million people in the UK provide valuable unpaid support to family, children and friends, it is calculated that this saves the economy £132 Billion pounds per year. Every day in the UK 6,000 people take on a caring role. Finding out information about the services and rights that you may be entitled to can be a challenge. Here is some information on Carers Week which includes links to information and resources. If you are in the South Lanarkshire area and are an adult caring for an adult with Mental Health issues we can also provide information on your rights and offer assistance accessing services. For more information on this service please contact us on 0141 420 0961. For information in relation to this event, please click here.

We Are Recruiting!

We are looking for bright, dynamic individuals who are committed to the principles of equalities and human rights to join our team. The Advocacy Project has over 25 years experience in empowering individuals to know their rights and be involved in decisions that affect their lives. As a learning organisation, we are proud of the investment that we put into our staff and the opportunities provided to develop skills and talent within the workplace. We are now recruiting for the position of Trainee Advocacy Worker. The successful candidate will be offered a traineeship which includes a robust induction programme, and will receive work based learning and development to work towards completing the accredited Professional Practice Award in Independent Advocacy (SCQF rated level 7). To apply please complete the application form below and email it to caroline@theadvocacyproject.org.uk or post it to The Advocacy Project, Cumbrae House, 15 Carlton Court, Glasgow, G5 9JP. We do not accept CV’s. The closing date is 25.06.18 We intend to hold interviews week beginning the 16.07.18 Job Description Person Specification Application Form  

Dementia Awareness Week 2018

From 4th to 10th of June 2018 is Dementia Awareness week. Dementia affects not only the lives of the people living with dementia, but also the lives of their loved ones. The Advocacy Project works with people with dementia to ensure that their voice is heard throughout decisions made regarding their care and treatment. To learn more about this year’s Dementia Awareness Week please click here.

South Lanarkshire Carers Service – Upcoming Surgeries

As part of the new South Lanarkshire Carers Advocacy Service for adults caring for adults with mental health issues, we will be holding surgeries in South Lanarkshire. We currently have some surgeries which will be taking place at South Lanarkshire Carers Network in Hamilton on 28th June, 26th July, 30th August between 10am and 1pm. To arrange an appointment or find out more please contact The Advocacy Project on 0141 420 0961. We hope to arrange more surgeries soon and will post updates on this.