The Borders Advocacy Planning Group, which comprises statutory commissioners and third sector independent advocacy providers, is working on a new Independent Advocacy Plan.

Independent advocacy is a way to help people have a stronger voice and to have as much control as possible over their own lives. Independent advocacy organisations are separate from organisations that provide other types of services.

There are two independent advocacy organisations operating in the Borders – Borders Independent Advocacy Service (BIAS) and Who Cares? Scotland. However, a number of other organisations do provide advocacy (not independent) as part of their services.

We would be grateful if you would complete a brief online survey, which will allow us to map general advocacy provision across the Borders and identify the gaps. The survey can be found here.




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