ASA is a local charity and was founded in 1996. We provide an independent advocacy service for people living in Aberdeen City.
We help people to have a voice, to gain information to help them make choices and to help them feel better prepared and able to engage with social care, health care and housing and educational professionals. Our values are at the core of the work we do together with those we support. Advocacy Service Aberdeen believes in: Independence; A Non-Judgemental approach; Inclusion; Respect; Person Centred; Confidentiality; Team work; Empowerment.
If you have some spare time to offer and feel you have the skills and qualities to support the work we do, we would like to hear from you.
The work we do is carried out Monday to Friday between 9:00am-5:00pm.
There are many ways you can support our organisation, this includes : –
*Gathering feedback and Service Evaluations - Contacting people who use the service to ask them about their experience of using the service. This could be carried out in person, by phone or via a video call.
*Supporting our Collective Advocacy Groups - this would include meeting patients at Royal Cornhill Hospital; People who live in supported or shared accommodation; Expert by experience group who share their personal views and experiences of using Aberdeen City Health & Social Care provision.
*Administrative/Clerical - Helping us with admin and clerical tasks. Supporting case work / referrals in the following areas: Carers, Domestic Abuse, Mental Health, Autism, Learning Disabilities, Older Adults (65+), Older Adults Mental Health, Self-Directed Support or Problematic Substance Use.
If your values are aligned with ours and you have the time to give to support a local charity in your community, we would love to hear from you.
Currently we are particularly interested in people who would be looking to volunteer in the following roles:
- Domestic Abuse Service Volunteer
- Administrator Volunteer
To find out more about our volunteering opportunities please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Joanne Grant at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01224 332366.
Further details are also available at https://www.advocacy.org.uk/volunteer/
Advocacy Service Aberdeen is a registered charity providing independent advocacy support to a wide range of people living in Aberdeen City. Independent advocacy is about helping people and groups have a stronger voice, addressing imbalances of power and ensuring people’s rights are recognised, respected and secured. We have advocacy services for:
• People with a mental disorder, including a learning disability
• Victims of domestic abuse
• Older adults
• Self-directed support
• Children and Young people
• Substance use
We are looking for people to join our Board of trustees who are passionate about the rights and inclusion of people in decisions which matter to them. The Board is responsible for setting the strategy and policies of the charity and overseeing the running of the organisation. We are open to applicants from a diverse range of experiences and background and would also be interested in hearing from people who have the following experiences:
• Experience of supporting/caring for people in the above service areas
• Human Resources
Board meetings are held on Mondays every 6 weeks 5pm to 7pm, either remotely via Microsoft Teams or in-person.
To find out more please contact us at tel: 01224 332314 / email: email@example.com or visit https://www.advocacy.org.uk/ and https://www.advocacy.org.uk/our-board/