Help and support

Who do we support?

Angus Independent Advocacy (AIA) provide free accessible independent advocacy support to individuals living in Angus who are facing barriers to having their voice heard and being involved in decisions affecting their lives. Independent Advocacy can empower people to take control, have their voice heard and enable them to participate in decisions which affect their lives. We strive towards inclusive communities in which Every Voice Matters.

We are currently funded to deliver various projects which can provide support to people depending on their specific circumstances.

If Independent Advocacy is not the right support for you, we will always try and signpost you to the most appropriate organisation.

Further information about our current projects can be found below:

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General Advocacy

Support is available for adults affected by:

  • an acquired brain injury or
  • a learning disability
  • dementia
  • mental health illness
  • older people
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Families Project

Support is available for parents or kinship carers who have:

  • Long term health conditions
  • Additional support needs
  • Literacy issues
  • Parents who are in recovery
  • Or feeling socially isolated
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Peer Independent Advocacy

Peer Independent Advocacy can help people whose lives are being affected by drugs or alcohol use or those who are in recovery from using substances.

We can also support relatives or carers of people affected by substance use.

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Children and Young People’s Advocacy

Support is available for Children and Young people have involvement with the children's hearings system and/or social work and those who have additional support needs and are facing barriers to education.


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Citizen Advocacy Project

We can work with Angus residents aged 26+ who are facing barriers to having their voice heard and connecting to their local community and have:

  • Mental ill health
  • A learning disability
  • Dementia
  • An Acquired brain injury, or
  • Are an older person

Our Citizen Advocacy Project also provides learning and social opportunities for Citizen Advocates (Volunteers) and Partners, as well as education for the wider community. Our work is driven by our Citizen Advocacy Steering Group (CASG) which is made up of individuals with lived experience of Citizen Advocacy and the issues affecting those we support.

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The importance of independence

It is important that you know we are here only for you. Other people and organisations do not influence the support that we give. As we are independent, you can be confident we are led by you.

‘I feel more confident to speak up as felt very intimidated before’

- Advocacy Partner

Make a referral

If you would like to make a referral for yourself or someone else please select “Make a Referral”, enter detailsand press submit the form.  Alternatively you can contact us by phone or email.