Help and support

Who do we support?

We have a number of different projects at Angus Independent Advocacy.

If you think you or someone you know would benefit from Independent Advocacy please make a referral or contact us and we can explore what support is available. 

What kind of support is available?

When you speak with us, we will listen to you, and we can talk about your needs.

We can find out what options are available to you and support you to contact the right person or organisation. Some of the organisations people try to get support from are:

  • Health
  • Social Work
  • Solicitor
  • Voluntary organisations

When you find it hard to tell others what is important to you, we can help by supporting you to get ready for your meetings and plan what you want to say. We may also be able to support you at your meeting. People tell us having an advocate there can help make them feel more confident. Before and after your meeting we can help you to understand your rights. For example, your right to appeal a decision that you are not happy with.

Some of the meetings where we support people are:

  • Children’s Hearings
  • Adult Support and Protection
  • Child Protection
  • Guardianship
  • Mental Health Tribunals

If you need longer term advocacy support and want to be more included in the community, we might be able to match you to another local person (volunteer). We call this a Citizen Advocacy Partnership.

If you think we could help you please contact us


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.   

Independent Advocacy Workers

Our Advocacy Workers can support you to understand your rights, options and support you to have your voice heard and be part of any decisions being made about you.

Development Workers

Our Development Workers spend time in local communities to meet and get to know people before finding and matching them with a Citizen Advocate.

Advocacy Partners

We support people from the Angus area who need help to have their rights respected and voices heard. When we work with you, we call it an Advocacy Partnership.

Citizen Advocate

A Citizen Advocate is a volunteer that gets to know you over time and supports you to speak up for yourself and help you be more involved in your local community 

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Advocacy for Children and Young People

We also support Children and Young People to have their rights respected and voices heard.

Read the UNCRC Convention on the Rights of the Child here:

UNCRC Convention on the Rights of the Child (child-friendly version)

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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


You can find out more about the difference advocacy can make from the real-life stories of Partners and Citizen Advocates (Volunteers).