People may use a range of health and social care services provided by the NHS and local authorities and may at times require the services of a professional advocate to deal with a specific issue or concern.
Professional Independent Advocacy is one-to-one advocacy support for an individual on a specific problem at a particular period of time.
Professional independent advocacy services in Forth Valley are delivered by Forth Valley Advocacy as part of a contract with Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling Councils and NHS Forth Valley.
This ensures that people who need professional independent advocacy services have access to a high quality, professional, local service, at no financial cost to themselves. The service also meets the requirements set out in national legislation.
There are other types of advocacy but this contract relates only to professional independent advocacy which is expected to last for a few weeks or months while helping a Service User deal with a specific issue. This service does not include citizenship advocacy, peer group advocacy, support for self/collective advocacy or befriending.
The services are flexible and typically include:
|NHS Forth Valley Advocacy Strategy Review 2009|
|NHS Forth Valley Carers Strategy Review 2009|
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