2017 AGM 

AIA held its AGM on Thursday 26th October 2017.  You can download a copy of AIA's Annual Report & Annual Accounts here.    

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 PRESS RELEASE:  20 June 2017


Angus Independent Advocacy (AIA) have been successful in obtaining funding from The Big Lottery Fund, Angus Health and Social Care Partnership and Henry Duncan Awards to continue and expand our Citizen Advocacy Project over the next five years.  

The Big Lottery has supported the development of Citizen Advocacy across Angus since 2012, and we are grateful for their continued commitment to the resource which has supported over 80 local people to date.  We are also delighted that the positive impact of citizen advocacy has been recognised locally by the Health & Social Care Partnership and that Henry Duncan Awards have chosen to invest in the project. 

The Citizen Advocacy Project can support Angus residents aged 26+ who are struggling to have their voice heard and are feeling socially isolated who also have: 

  • a learning disability 
  • mental ill health  
  • an acquired brain injury 
  • dementia, or
  • are an older person.  

Citizen advocacy is a powerful tool in empowering local people to support members of their community in a preventative and natural way. Both Citizen Advocate and Advocacy Partner benefit from connecting with someone new, whilst the project also offers learning opportunities for the wider community around issues of social isolation and discrimination.   

Big Lottery Fund Scotland Chair, Maureen McGinn, said: “I am delighted that Angus Independent Advocacy has been successful in securing a Big Lottery Fund grant. The funding will make a big difference where it is needed most and I wish Angus Independent Advocacy every success as it goes on to develop and expand its project for the benefit of their local community.” 

If anyone wishes to find out more about any aspect of the Citizen Advocacy Project please get in touch with the AIA office on 01241 434413, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit our website  

Heather MacMaster 

Citizen Advocacy Project Manager 

The Citizen Advocacy Subgroup who worked alongside Suzanne Swinton (Executive Director) to secure the funding.

Citizen Advocacy Subgroup June 2017 cropped

Front row (left to right) - Heather MacMaster, Derek Stewart and Christine Landsburgh

Back row (left to right) - Robin Ross and Bill Reid 








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