Prison Advocacy (Advocard)

Availability : Edinburgh Wide

Who is this for?

  • All Prisoner in Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) Edinburgh

Description

Advocacy helps you have a stronger voice and a greater chance of influencing decisions about your life.

Advocard advocacy workers start by listening to what you need and help you get information about your rights so that you can weigh up the best options for you. They can help you express your views to the right services (at meetings or through letters). Advocard can help you understand the decisions made.

These services can either be inside the prison (Scottish Prison Service, social work, NHS) or on the outside (law firms, children and families social work), anywhere in Scotland and sometimes UK wide.

How do I access this?

  • Self referral
  • Referral by third party
  • Service is appointment only

Is there a cost?

Free

Location information

  • Translation service available

Opening times

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
SaturdayCLOSED
SundayCLOSED

Contact Details

AdvoCard, 525 Ferry Road, Edinburgh, EH5 2FF

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Types of support on offer:

Support in person
Support on the phone

Type of services on offer:

Housing, benefits, debt
Isolation
Learning, employability, volunteering
Loneliness
Long term conditions/disabilities
Substance use

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