: Helping people to speak up and be involved in decisions that affect their lives. Supporting people to make their views and wishes known at meetings and appointments. Advocacy Highland provides support to adults with mental health issues, including dementia as well as people with learning difficulties.
Advocacy is about speaking up for and with people who are not beeing heard, helping them to express their own views
Experience required: Good communication and listening skills, patience and the ability to relate well to a wide range of people. People from all walks of life make good advocates. We often help people at a difficult time in their lives and issues can be complex. The ability to research information to inform people about their life choices is important.
Minimum age: 18
Expenses details: Travel expenses are reimbursed on a monthly basis on completion of a claim form.
Training details: There is an induction training course, usually in our Inverness office, arranged over 3 or 4 days to suit the group.