Do you live in West Dunbartonshire or Argyll and Bute? Would you like to support and organisation whose sole role is to assist these residents speak up, have their voices heard and their rights upheld? Then read on!
Lomond and Argyll Advocacy Service provide advocacy support to vulnerable adults and often those using health and social work services or may be seeking to access services. Our service is growing, and we need the support of a varied and committed board. Meetings are usually 5 or 6 times a year in person or via video conference
Established in 2002 and with advocates across both local authority areas, we work face to face with those detained under the mental health act, using services, under Adults with Incapacity or Adult Support and Protection and those with needs arising from alcohol or substance use, amongst others. We form a key part of users’ rights and can assist people “stuck” or delayed in hospital with no where to go or unable to get the help and support they want and need.
We are looking to enhance our existing board with volunteers and would welcome those who have used our services or and/ those with a legal, finance, HR or Communications background. Experience in what Advocacy does or how Social Work works is not essential- what we want and would value is different experiences and skill that can help us operate and contribute to the governance of the organisation.
If this sounds like something you would want to help with the we’d love to talk. You can contact me, Charlie Coggrave CEO on 01389 726543 or by email