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Vietnamese Visitors

The Advocacy Project was delighted to welcome 22 government ministers from the Ministry of Social Insurance (Social Security) in Hanoi, Vietnam, organised by City of Glasgow College. The ministers travelled to the UK to discover more about community engagement and how we access and support advisory and support services. They were particularly interested in the services of The Advocacy Project, and umbrella organisations such as Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance (SIAA), as these services are not available in Vietnam. The group were welcomed by The Advocacy Project CEO, Moira Nicholson and were offered traditional Vietnamese coffee and cream, which went down a storm. Shaben Begum, Director of SIAA, explained the role and requirement of independent advocacy. At any one time in Scotland, 21% of the population have a statutory right to advocacy. Shaben spoke of the campaign to promote the inclusion of the right to independent advocacy in the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018. Disabled people now have a right to advocacy under this new legislation and the campaign continues to ensure that everyone has a legal right to independent advocacy if they need it. Our Operations Director, Gerry McGuire, spoke of the Key Benefits and Outcomes of Independent Advocacy for Continue Reading >

September Weekend

Please be advised that the office will be closed on the following dates for the September Weekend. Friday 21st September Monday 24th September We will open as normal other than the dates above.

Recruitment – SDS Co-ordinator

The organisation has recently secured  Scottish Government, “Support in the Right Direction” funding to provide independent advocacy support to people navigating the Self Directed Support process across the geographical areas we currently serve. We are looking for an SDS Co-ordinator to lead and facilitate this new project. The successful candidate will preferably have skills and experience in Self Directed Support and Independent Advocacy in Scotland. We are looking for an individual with a commitment and understanding of our value base, to adopt a co-productive approach with a range of partners across the field of SDS. To apply please complete the application form below and email it to sdimeo@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 Thursday 27th September 2018. SDS Co-ordinator – Job Description SDS Co-ordinator – Person Specification SDS Co-ordinator – Application Form

Recruitment – Trainee Advocacy Worker

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 sdimeo@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 Thursday 27th September 2018. Job Description Person Specification Application Form

We Need To Talk About Advocacy Open Day

The Advocacy Project are holding an open day on Friday 17th August between 1pm and 4pm! This is an opportunity to come and talk about advocacy, give your feedback on our service or find out more about advocacy. There will be two focus groups also held for those who have previously been directly involved with our service. These will take place at the following times: Service Users: 1.30pm Referrers/Stakeholders: 2.30pm If you are interested in attending please contact us, we would love to see you there! Tel: 0141 420 0961 Email: enquiry@theadvocacyproject.org.uk

Glasgow Fair Weekend

The office will be closed on Monday 16th July for the Glasgow Fair. The office will be open as normal the rest of the week.

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.

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.

Spring Holiday

The office will be closed on the following days for the Spring Holidays: Friday 25th May Monday 28th May We will be open as usual other than the days listed.

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