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Advocacy North East - Independent Advocacy in Aberdeenshire and Moray
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Wednesday 6th June 2018  9.45am – 2.00pm
Garioch Heritage Centre, Locoworks Road, Inverurie AB51 4FY

Do you know that the Mental Health (Care & Treatment) Act gives some individuals the right to access independent advocacy and that this right includes people with learning disabilities, dementia or acquired brain injury?

Do you know that there is a duty for the local authority and the health board to collaborate to ensure the availability of independent advocacy services in their area? 

Are you aware that the Scottish Government has tasked the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland with ensuring that local authorities and NHS boards are discharging their responsibilities in relation to independent advocacy?

If you answered “no” to any of the above, then this event is for you. Service users, Professionals, volunteers and people of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to come along to learn more about independent advocacy and add your voice to the development of future provision in Aberdeenshire.

9.45 – 10.30              Registration, Refreshments & Networking

10.30 – 11.30            Guest speakers

  • Cllr Neil Baillie, Aberdeenshire Council
  • Shaben Begum MBE, The Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance
  • Dianne Drysdale, Business Manager, Corporate Services, NHS Grampian
  • Ian Cairns, Social Work Officer, Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland
  • Advocacy North East – The Local Landscape

 11.30 – 12.30            Themed workshops – Having your say!

12.30 – 1.15              Lunch & refreshments

1.15 – 2.00                Group feedback & summary

 You can register for this event via email at advocacyne@btconnect.com

Advocacy North East Cares for Carers – It’s Official!

Advocacy North East is delighted to have been recently awarded accreditation as a Carer Positive Employer in Scotland at the “engaged” level.

This accreditation has been awarded by Carers Scotland who operate the Carer Positive Employer in Scotland initiative on behalf of the Scottish Government.

The Carer Positive award is presented to employers in Scotland who provide (and can demonstrate) a working environment where carers are valued and supported.

Here at ANE we recognise how difficult it can be, at times, for carers to juggle managing a job and their caring responsibilities. We also know that, unfortunately, many carers simply give up work because caring for an ill, frail or disabled family member, friend or partner and working becomes too much to manage.

In the event that this happens, Carers can face increased obstacles such as financial hardship and social isolation.  In addition, employers face the loss of valued, skilled and experienced workers.  We want to play our part in avoiding the human cost and detrimental impact of such negative outcomes!

Given that many of ANE staff have experienced, are currently experiencing, or may at some time in the future experience the challenging role of being a Carer, we felt that it was essential to use our knowledge and experience to implement workplace policies, procedures and communications that will offer real benefit and support to our “carer” employees.

We are really pleased that we have received accreditation to show that we have taken a committed step along the right path and, as you can see, we will be displaying our new logo with immense pride

Volunteer Friendly Award

Advocacy North East is proud to be one of the first groups to be recognised for their work in achieving the Volunteer Friendly Award for “Sustained Excellence” - awarded to reflect our consistent commitment to effectively managing and involving our volunteer taskforce.

One of only twelve voluntary organisations in Aberdeenshire to hold the Award, we are delighted to be able to evidence that appreciation of our volunteers is a core value for Advocacy North East.

Volunteer Friendly Award Presentation
Volunteer Friendly Award presentation

Advocacy NE has been awarded the Volunteer Friendly Award



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