Learning Disabilities Advocacy
Adults with a learning disability have a fundamental right to have an independent advocate.
Life can be difficult if you have a learning difficulty, but you are entitled to have the right to make your own decision in all areas of life.
Not all people are born with a learning disability but it can result from illness or an accident.
What the advocate can do for you:
- Work as equal partners.
- Ensure your voice is listened to and your views considered or speak on your behalf.
- Free from conflicts of interest.
- Challenge, question and hold professionals to account when decisions have been made that you don’t agree with.
- Support you at meetings.
Everyone with a learning disability has the right to life, make their own decisons and the right not to be subjected to inhuman or degrading treatment.
If you wish to find out more information on Independent Advocacy for Learning Difficulties please contact us on: 01856 870111 or email [email protected].
To refer someone to Advocacy Orkney or you wish to refer yourself please click here and follow the instructions.