Lomond & Argyll Advocacy Service (Dumbarton)

Charity registered in Scotland SC033157

Lomond & Argyll Advocacy Service exists to ensure that people's rights, needs and wishes are heard and respected. We support with people to get the information that they need to make choices and ensure that they are genuinely involved in the decisions that effect their lives. We are funded to work with people over 65, adults with learning disabilities and
adults using mental health services

The Argyll & Bute Patients’ Independent Advocacy Project is part of the Lomond & Argyll Advocacy Service. It exists to ensure that patients’ rights, needs and wishes are heard and respected. We support patients to get the information that they need to make choices, and help to enable patients to express their views about decisions affecting their care and treatment.

We have recently secured funding to provide independent advocacy for adults living with one or more Long Term Conditions which are progressive or degenerative, or which impact on their ability to lead an independent life within Argyll & Bute.

Current opportunity

No matter how good our services are, we can't properly support our users/community well if we don't have a good committee behind the team. If this sounds like you?... we would love you to consider volunteering with us for a few hours per month/every 2 to 3 months. Lomond & Argyll Advocacy Service (usually known as ‘LAAS’) is an independent, free and confidential advocacy organisation operating in the West of Scotland. Our friendly Committee is an ideal place for you to put your Committee Skills to great use or if you are new to being on a Committee it is a great place to learn – willingness to train into the role, supporting the chairperson, ensuring effective organisational planning, manage resources effectively, determine and monitor the organisations operations and helping to enhance the organisations public image We are looking for committee members with lived experience to join our board of trustees to provide an insight into what you have faced and how it was handled. This might be lived experience of advocacy, of the use of Social Work or Health services, of addictions, mental ill health or learning disability So, whether you are looking to use your time well, update your skills or have the chance to do something a bit new, we would love to hear from you. In return, we can offer you a warm welcome and all of the support and help you could need. We are seeing a rise in demand for our services, everyday. Having your help will allow us to be there for the people who need us most. Any time you can give will make a real difference.