Stories

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

Diane & Tina

Diane and Tina were introduced as a result of targeted locality work in the Kirriemuir area. When Diane and the development worker met she didn’t require advocacy support for specific issues but she was feeling socially isolated and, due to her husband’s ill health, was worried about how she might have her voice heard in…

Lily & Irena

Lily & Irena were introduced in March 2013.  At that time Lily attended a local day centre and had a fairly active social life.  However, prior to meeting Irena, she was struggling to sustain equal and meaningful friendships.  She was also struggling to speak up for herself.  Lily’s sister, Catherine, took care of her finances…

Derek & Bill

Bill & Derek met in March 2014.  Derek had not long moved from his family home to his own house in a sheltered housing complex.  This was a big change for Derek, who had always lived with his parents in a different town.  He was eager to have a Citizen Advocate to help him to…