Advocacy is about helping a person be heard by using a person centred approach in everything it aims to achieve.
Advocacy can help people to:
- make clear their own views and wishes;
- express and present their views effectively and feel empowered
- obtain independent advice and accurate information through assistance to request services;
- receive information to enable a person to make clear decisions.
In Care Survivors Service Scotland offer advocacy in a specific range of tasks and these are usually delivered by a trained counsellor. This provides a one stop shop for individuals so that you do not have to cope with too many workers at one time.
Support to access records from the person's time in care, including adoption records, foster care records or records from your time in a residential childrens home.
Support to access medical records
Support to apply for DLA or ESA
Support to attend meetings such as discussing care packages
Attend medical appointments to support the person.
Signposting to other agencies who offer different services to ICSSS.
We are not able to offer to go shopping, attend social events, collect peoplefrom different locations becuase public transport is not available.