Social Security 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

Who provides this?

  • Advocard

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-referrals
  • Referrals by third parties
  • Service is appointment only

Is there a cost?

Free

Is there a waiting list?

No

Location information

  • Wheelchair access
  • Translation service available

Opening times

Monday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Tuesday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Wednesday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Thursday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Friday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

Contact Details

AdvoCard, 525 Ferry RoadEdinburgh, EH5 2FF

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Types of support on offer:

Support in person
Support on the phone
Support with others

Type of services on offer:

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

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