self-advocacy

Report that outlines the experiences of Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance (SIAA) member organisations. The survey aimed to understand changes experienced by Scottish advocacy organisations over the last three years, and to gauge these organisations’ expectations for the future.

Mind is a leading mental health charity in England and Wales and has produced information on many areas of mental health. This factsheet defines advocacy and discusses the different kinds of advocacy, who advocacy is for and the situations where it could be applied. Also included is a list of useful organisations and further reading.

'The same as you?' review of services for people with learning disabilities was published in 2000. It set out a 10-year programme of change that would support children and adults with learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorders (including Asperger’s syndrome) to lead a full life, giving them choice about where they live and what they do.

The Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance promotes, supports and defends the principles and practice of independent advocacy across Scotland. This annual report for 2004 discusses types of advocacy and priorities for the year ahead which include the organisation and delivery of training on the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 for all advocates.