Availability : Edinburgh Wide
Who is this for?
People aged 18 years old and over
VoiceAbility are commissioned by the Scottish Government to provide a free advocacy service to people across Scotland who identify as disabled and want to access Social Security Scotland benefits. They support people at any stage of their benefits journey. This advocacy support is a legal entitlement under the Social Security Scotland Act of 2018. An advocate will support people to make sure their voices are heard when it matters most, ensuring that more people know and understand their rights when applying for Social Security Scotland benefits.
To receive support from us, a person must be:
- Living in Scotland
- Self-identify as disabled.
- Want to access benefits from Social Security Scotland.
Edinburgh Unpaid Carers:
Funded by the Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership to provide advocacy support to unpaid carers in Edinburgh. Voiceability support any unpaid adult carer who is 18 years or older. The unpaid carer does not need to be a resident of the City of Edinburgh but must be caring for an adult or child who is a resident of Edinburgh. The carer is eligible to receive support from us if they are caring for a person who meets at least one of these criteria:
How do I access this?
- Self referral
- Referral by third party
Anyone can make a referral for advocacy support at voiceability.org/scotbenefits
Or if preferred, referrals can be made by calling 0300 303 1660, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Is there a cost?