Circles Network Advocacy (Moray Service)

Charity registered in Scotland SC038068

Providing individual independent and professional advocacy

Many people in society are disempowered.

Disempowered to such an extent that they are unlikely to be able to fulfil their basic human needs, or demand their basic human rights.

Circles Network have been providing advocacy for disabled and disadvantaged people for over 16 years.

Our Individual Independent Professional Advocacy work aims to:

Safeguard people who are vulnerable and discriminated against, or who services find difficult to serve.
Empower people who need a stronger voice, by enabling them to express their own needs and make their own decisions.
Enable people to gain access to information, explore and understand their options, and to make their views and wishes known.
Speak on behalf of people who are unable to do so for themselves.
We use advocacy in a wide range of settings from Collective Advocacy where people are inspired and supported in groups or a Patients Council to directly providing Individual Independent Professional Advocacy for a wide range of people including those with dementia or enduring mental ill health, people with eating disorders, people with learning difficulties and people supported in forensic settings.

In Scotland, our advocacy projects continue to thrive. The extensive range of advocacy work we have undertaken has helped us to develop a unique Person Centred approach to advocacy and includes:

Current Projects

Advocacy in Fife
Advocacy in Glasgow
Advocacy in Inverclyde
Advocacy in Moray
Advocacy in South Ayrshire

Current opportunity

Circles Advocacy in Moray supports people who are experiencing issues related to health and social care who are aged 18 years or over, whose circumstances may include, but are not restricted to: • Mental health issues • Learning disabilities • Personality disorders • Physical disabilities • Acquired brain injury • Dementia • Autistic spectrum disorders • Drug and alcohol issues Circles are supporting the Scotland wide rollout of the Keep Safe/I Am Me campaign which is run in conjunction with Police Scotland. The Keep Safe campaign raises awareness of disability hate crime, which is one of the most under reported crimes in Scotland. To do this we require a volunteer to take responsibility for raising awareness of the scheme, support businesses through the application process and co-ordinate/deliver training, along with Police Scotland and other volunteers.