EARS Independent Advocacy Service (SCIO)

Independent Advocacy Service

EARS Independent Advocacy Service (SCIO) provides independent advocacy, which will:

  • assist and support people to speak up for themselves
  • ensure that people who cannot speak up for themselves have their voices heard
  • support people to access the services they need
  • provide accessible information to ensure that people can make informed choices and decisions
  • assist people to gain control over their situations and lives
  • protect people’s rights

The majority of our work is supporting people within the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) Act, the Adults with Incapacity Act and the Adult Support and Protection Act.

EARS Independent Advocacy Service (SCIO) can enable you because it provides the conflict-free independent advocacy – especially during those times when you feel you have no control or choice over the decisions being made for/about you or the options open to you.

EARS also strives to raise awareness of the role of independent advocacy and the benefit advocacy can have in improving people’s outcomes and lives.

For those using the service, EARS will be ‘on your side and by your side‘.

EARS have services in West Lothian, Midlothian, East Lothian and Edinburgh. We support the following people:

Independent Advocacy for Older People

This service is for anyone aged 65 and over. Available in West Lothian, Midlothian and in East Lothian.

Independent Advocacy to Survivors of Stroke

This service is provided to anyone of any age who has survived a Stroke. Available in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Independent Advocacy to Adults (16+) with a Learning Disability or Autism

This service is for adults who have a Learning Disability or Autism. Available in West Lothian.

Independent Advocacy to Adults (16+) with a Physical Disability or Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)

This service is for adults with a physical disability or an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). Available in West Lothian, Midlothian and East Lothian.

Additional information:

People may refer themselves to the service or they may be referred by anyone else, e.g. a relative, friend, professional. Referrals can be made by telephone, post or email. We are open Monday to Friday.


Grampian Court
West Lothian
EH54 6QF
United Kingdom

Phone: +441506205840
Website: http://www.ears-advocacy.org.uk
Email: info@ears-advocacy.org.uk

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