Advocacy is about helping people speak up about what is important to them in all aspects of their life. It can be carried out by anyone a person wants to speak up for them or help them speak up for themselves. This could be a friend, family member or support worker.
Helping People Speak Up for Themselves
Some people, however, have no-one in their lives to help them speak up. They may feel isolated or alone, or may be surrounded by people who help but who all have conflicting interests.
Providing Independent Advocacy Services Across North Ayrshire
Independent advocacy services bring together people who can act as advocates with people who require them. The services have advocacy as their main or only function. The advocates have their first accountability the people they advocate for.