Guidance for Unpaid Carer Advocacy in Scotland

This document, endorsed by Scottish Government and COSLA provides guidance for advocacy professionals who are interested in or are currently undertaking advocacy work with unpaid carers in Scotland.

The purpose of advocacy

The value of advocacy has been recognised for many years, and has played a major role in helping people have their voices heard and ensuring access to appropriate help and support. Advocacy supports people to gain access to information and to explore options and consider possible outcomes. Most importantly it helps ensure that people's views, opinions and wishes are listened to and taken into account when decisions are made about their lives.


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