Advocacy Highland

An independent voluntary organisation providing free and confidential advocacy support across the Highlands.


The aim of Advocacy Highland is to provide free and confidential independent advocacy advice in Highland region for individuals aged 16 and over, who need to be supported to speak up about specific issues.  This, whilst not exclusive, will focus on key priority groups including those with mental ill health, learning disabilities, Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and those groups who are frail and elderly and with due recognition of diverse and marginalised groups.

Services provided:

  • Recruit, train and support advocates.
  • Support and facilitate individuals to speak up for themselves.
  • Participate in a jointly agreed system of monitoring and evaluation.
  • Provide advocacy for individuals who are unwilling or unable to self advocate.
  • Enable people to make informed choices and to make their views and wishes known.
  • Develop links with service providers, professionals, appropriate support agencies and other advocacy providers.
  • Raise awareness amongst the public, service users and service providers of the values, principles and availability of independent advocacy, and ensure that this is done in an accessible format for all key groups.
  • Provide independent advocacy in terms of the requirements of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003.
  • Citizen Advocacy project for people with learning disabilities (experts) living in the Inverness area.

Areas covered:

  • Caithness and Sutherland
  • Ross and Cromarty
  • Inverness and Nairn
  • Skye and Lochalsh
  • Lochaber
  • Badenoch and Strathspey



2 Seafield Road

Phone: 01463 233 460

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