Include Me

Charity registered in Scotland SC040082

Include Me recruits, trains and supports volunteers to become citizen advocates for vulnerable adults aged 16-65 in North East Fife. The development workers accept referrals from any source and the work to identify the best possible volunteer match for that individual. The organisation works with individuals affected by physical or learning disability, mental health issues (including Personality Disorder), chronic illness, Autism Spectrum Disorder, early onset Dementia and Acquired Brain Injury.

Current opportunity

Citizen Advocates have a unique opportunity to engage with a vulnerable adult in their community needing reliable, independent, help and support. CitizInclude Me recruits, trains, matches and supports local volunteers to become Citizen Advocates for adults aged 16-65 living in North East Fife who are vulnerable, isolated and at risk of being excluded from their communities. Citizen Advocates can support their Advocacy Partners by: -Helping them make informed choices -Helping them access services they are entitled to -Assisting them to voice their opinions and wishes -Helping them connect with their local community -Spending time with them doing things they both enjoy Advocacy partnerships are self-determining meaning the Advocate and Partner decide how to develop the relationship and achieve any mutually agreed goals and outcomes. This is a flexible opportunity as the Citizen Advocate and Advocacy Partner decide together on a mutually suitable time, day, frequency and place of meetingen Advocates help people to voice their views, make informed decisions and become less isolated.