Our Board

Leadership Team

Management Team

Board Members

We are a registered Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO – Scottish Charity Number SCO20564) regulated by the Scottish Charity Regulator OSCR). To maintain our independence we are managed by a Board of Directors made up of people with an interest in, and a commitment to the work of the Project. Board Members give their time voluntarily and bring a variety of skills to the organisation, including direct experience of management in the statutory, voluntary and private sectors. It’s the Board’s responsibility to ensure the effective governance of the organisation, making sure that we meet our legal and corporate obligations.

Our role as a Board is to ensure The Advocacy Project has a clear strategic direction, underpinned by the values and ethos of the organisation. While our governance role provides distance from the service on a day to day basis, the people receiving advocacy are always at the heart of our decision-making

Ann Marie Docherty, Chairperson

Our Background

The Advocacy Project was established in April 1992 to provide a community based, independent advocacy service for disabled people in the South East of Glasgow. It was set up by disabled people and others working in the field, who recognised a need for individuals to be supported to ensure their voice was heard.

Since then, we have extended and developed our services, keeping our independence, and determination that everyone has a right to have their voice heard, at the heart of what we do. We still provide our services in the community – It’s very important to us that we meet our clients wherever suits them, so our workers tend to meet clients in their homes, in hospitals and in care settings. We currently provide services in the Glasgow and East Renfrewshire areas.