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Here to give you a voice
Advocacy North East works with people aged 16 years and over who are experiencing mental illness or disorder. This includes, amongst others, people with learning disabilities, dementia and acquired brain injury, to support them in their dealings with health and social care matters.
We also support people who may be involved in Adult Support and Protection processes.
We deliver independent advocacy to people in Aberdeenshire and also to Aberdeenshire residents who are receiving services in the Royal Cornhill Hospital in Aberdeen.
Advocacy North East also provides 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 although we do not provide a drop-in service, we will be happy to meet with you at your home or at a confidential place of your choosing.