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SCLD ‘Building Bridges: from Policy to Practice’ event

Yesterday we headed to Perth to take part in the SCLD ‘Building Bridges: from Policy to Practice’ event. The purpose of the day was to talk about asset based approaches, including discussing recent research, showcasing some examples and talking about what happens next to make it the norm rather than the exception. Our video above features John telling us how the presentation went – thanks for coming to speak with us John! One of the reasons Support to Report worked so well was the assets that everyone brought to the group. Group members were able to explain hate crime and the importance of reporting it in a way that we never could. The value of their engagement with services in their communities went above and beyond raising the profile of disability hate crime and the impact on the group members in terms of confidence and self esteem was significant. Focusing on what people can do and what they bring to the table rather than what holds them back seems like such a simple thing and it is the approach lots of us have based our service model on for years. Jargon may change but the principles are not new. Now Continue Reading >

Christmas e-card

The Advocacy Project would like to send everyone warm wishes over the festive period. You can watch our Christmas e-card on the video above!

World Suicide Prevention Day 2016

10th September is World Suicide Prevention Day 2016. We wanted to share this infographic by Beyond Blue which we thought many would find useful. Why not print a copy and put it in your office or a public place? If you would like to read more check out the Beyond Blue website If you are anyone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts then you can also call the following freephone helplines for a chat or check out their websites: Breathing Space: 0800 83 85 87 Samaritans: 116 123 NHS 24: 111 SAMH: 0800 073 0918

Glasgow Fair – Bank Holiday Monday

The Advocacy Project will be closed this Monday due to the Glasgow Fair Bank Holiday. We will re-open on Tuesday 19th July. We hope you all have a great long weekend

Public Holiday weekend

We hope you are all enjoying the change in weather! We will be closed on Friday 27th and Monday 30th May for the Public Holiday. Back to normal from Tuesday 31st May

Deaf Awareness Week 2016

This week is Deaf Awareness Week. As an organisation we strive to be deaf aware and utilise communication tools where we can identify a role, whether its for our clients or individuals from other agencies we worth with. We also have two advocacy workers qualified in Level 3 British Sign Language (BSL)! You can read more about Deaf Awareness Week on the Action on Hearing Loss website Thanks for reading!

Christmas and New Year office closure

On behalf of everyone at The Advocacy Project we would like to wish everyone a peaceful festive period. The office will be closed on the following dates (not including usual weekend closures): Friday 25th December Monday 28th December Thursday 31st December PM Friday 1st January Monday 4th January

Human Rights Day 2015

Today is Human Rights Day. Ban-Ki Moon’s message this year focuses on the four freedoms: freedom of expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want and freedom from fear. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor Roosevelt enshrined these freedoms into the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1941 during an uncertain time across the world. Even today, these freedoms are more relevant and more important than ever. The Advocacy Project is fully committed to these freedoms and we will always strive to ensure our clients’ freedoms are protected You can read the full message on the United Nations website

‘A Fairer NHS’ event

Last week Ann from our Engagement and Involvement team supported three members of the ACE (Advisory Committee to ENABLE) group to the event ‘A Fairer NHS’. The main question asked by the NHS organisers was: What do we still need to do to make our services friendlier and fairer for people with a learning disability? Sally, William and Jim went with Ann and suggested the following: A quiet space for learning disability patients at A and E – the panel said they had not heard of this idea before and thought it was very innovative. Sally, William and Jim thought it was a great event, and said it was good to hear everybody’s views about their experiences in the hospital. You can read more about ACE on the Enable website.

Annual Report 2015

You can now find our 2015 Annual Report online – with lots of information about the service we provide, some key statistics and quotes from clients of ours. You can view the Annual Report on our Downloads page, along with our Financial Statement for 2015 We hope you enjoyed our live tweeting from the event. If you missed it you can catch up on our Twitter page. Thanks to everyone that came along, and we look forward to seeing you next year!

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