Welfare Reform Advocacy (Advocard)

Availability : Edinburgh Wide

Who is this for?

  • People aged 16 years old and over and who identify as having problematic substance use and/or mental health difficulties

Description

AdvoCard provides individual and collective advocacy support to those who are being effected by Welfare Reform and changes to the new Social Security system in Scotland.

This service can support you to be listened to throughout the process of claiming benefits.

How do I access this?

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

Is there a cost?

Free

Location information

  • Wheelchair access
  • 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

Types of support on offer:

Online
Support in person
Support on the phone
Support with others

Type of services on offer:

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

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