EARS Independent Advocacy Service (SCIO)

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EARS Independent Advocacy Service (SCIO) provides independent advocacy to people across the Lothians

Service Description

Independent advocacy exists to:

  • assist and support people to speak out/speak up for themselves – self-advocate
  • ensure that a person’s voice is heard and listened to – advocate on your behalf
  • provide opportunities for you to meet and self-advocate on common issues – collective/group advocacy
  • assist you to achieve their goals and/or to access the services they need or would benefit from
  • provide the information you need to ensure that they can make informed choices and decisions
  • assist you to gain control over their situations and lives
  • protect your rights

In West Lothian, an EARS independent advocate can support you to speak up or represent your wishes if you are

  •  an adult (aged 16 and over) with a physical disability (or an acquired brain injury), or
  • a stroke survivor
  • an older person with mental health difficulties (including dementia)
  • an older person who is in community care, hospital or residential care
  • an adult who has a learning disability
  • an adult on the Autism Spectrum including Aspergers.

The EARS advocacy service can enable you because it provides the conflict-free support you need – especially during those times when you feel you have no control or choice over the decisions being made for/about you or the options open to you.

EARS also strive to raise awareness of the role of advocacy and the benefit advocacy can have in improving people’s outcomes/lives.

How To Get In Touch

Email: info@ears-advocacy.org.uk
Phone Number: 01506 205 840

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Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:

This service is aimed at people with physical disabilities, people who are stroke survivors and people who are aged 60 or over and are in care or have a mental health difficulty.  The service can be accessed on a self-referral basis.

Contact Info. & Service Address

EARS Advocacy Service
28 Heatherbank
EH54 6EE

Service Contact

Tel: 01506 205 840
Email: info@ears-advocacy.org.uk
Website: www.ears-advocacy.org.uk

Provider's Name: EARS Independent Advocacy Service (SCIO)

Type: Charity/Voluntary

Image result for ears advocacy EARS Independent Advocacy Service (SCIO) has been providing advocacy to people in Edinburgh and the Lothians since 1999. Originally called the Edinburgh Advocacy & Representation Service, it was founded to provide free, one-to-one independent advocacy for older people in Edinburgh and later in West, Mid and East Lothian. Over the years it has developed into a service that now provides independent advocacy to a range of people.

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Service Contact

Tel: 01506 205 840
Email: info@ears-advocacy.org.uk
Website: www.ears-advocacy.org.uk

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