Here to give you a voice
Advocacy North East is a rights based independent advocacy service in Aberdeenshire working with people aged sixteen years and over who are experiencing mental illness or disability. This includes people with dementia, people with learning disabilities and those with an acquired brain injury – to support them in matters relating to their health and care.
We deliver independent advocacy throughout the local community as well as to Aberdeenshire residents who are receiving services in hospitals in Aberdeen.
Advocacy North East supports a range of other people including those who may be involved in Adult Support and Protection processes (Aberdeenshire Council ASP ), people with problematic substance use who need advocacy in relation to their care and treatment and people who are resident within HMP Grampian.
We also provide an independent advocacy service for Carers.
Advocacy North East is a full member of the Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance (SIAA) and is committed to working in accordance with the SIAA Principles, Standards and Code of Best Practice for Independent Advocacy organisations.
Advocacy North East put the individual first and are committed to work with integrity, confidentiality and respect, to enable individuals to have a voice and an equal opportunity to make informed choices.
Using the advocacy service
The advocacy service is free and confidential.
You can refer yourself or ask another person to do this for you.
Our office serves as an administration hub and we do not provide a drop in service. Subject to mutual agreement however, we can meet with you at your home or at an alternative setting should this prove more suitable.