Dumfries and Galloway Advocacy Service

Trustees – Dumfries and Galloway Advocacy Service

Dumfries and Galloway Advocacy Service are seeking new Trustees.

The Trustees of the organisation hold regular meetings, and generally control and supervise the activities of the Company; in particular, a Trustee’s main role is leadership and they are responsible for monitoring the financial position of the Company and setting future aims and goals.

Meetings are held approximately once every six weeks during business hours. Out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.

 

About Dumfries and Galloway Advocacy Service

They are a value based organisation focused on delivering issue based advocacy that is independent, confidential and accessible to all who experience vulnerability.

They support and promote the development of high standards and principles in independent advocacy at a local and a national level, in partnership with, and independently of, other organisations.

They defend the rights of those in most need to services and to inclusion in the planning of those services, and they work towards empowering them to take part, and also influence service providers to listen to those that use their services.

 

What is Independent Advocacy?

Independent Advocacy is about empowering people who are involved in using or receiving services. Dumfries and Galloway Advocacy Service work within Dumfries & Galloway to express their client’s views, wishes and feelings. They are as free from conflict of interest as possible and work separately from other services; their actions are not influenced by the views of service providers.  The organisation has a mix of paid staff and volunteers, all of whom go through the same advocacy training.

Dumfries and Galloway Advocacy Service cover adult advocacy in terms of the Mental Health (Care & Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 as well as clients with general issues, and collective advocacy where the group may campaign on an issue that affects them all.

To find out more, call them on 01387 247237 or visit contact them through their website – https://www.dgadvocacy.co.uk