30 - Citizen Advocate
When We Need You
From 09/01/2007 onwards
Citizen Advocates take up a unique position in a vulnerable person's life often fulfilling a range of roles including spokesperson, financial adviser, mentor, companion, neighbour , in order that the person with a learning disability is more able to fulfil their potential within society and to ensure their rights are fully upheld. People with a learning disability often have few, if any, people in their lives who are there voluntarily with many people in their lives being paid to be there. Becoming a Citizen Advocate allows you the opportunity to give someone a chance to be listened to, to be heard and to be more involved in society. Equal Voice believes that all of us are uniquely placed to offer this time to another. We do provide the opportunity to attend a preparation course in order to remind us of our potential.
Skills & Experience
Equal Voice in Central Fife believes that we all possess the skills, attitudes and experiences to become Citizen Advocates. We are looking for people who are committeed to protecting and promoting the rights of people with a learning disability.
Equal Voice in Central Fife operates within Central Fife. We will as far as possible match you up with someone who lives within your local community and therefore reduce the necessity to travel.
Application Form, Induction/Training, Informal Chat, Interview, Police Check, References
Training and Induction Details
Interested people will be offered a place on a preparation course which will cover topics such as: What is advocacy? - What is a learning disability? - Equality and discrimination. The course will run over a minimum of 4 evenings.
Advocacy / Human Rights
Frequency & Commitment
A minimum of three hours per week initially then the commitment is variable.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
Contact: Martina Forsyth
Tel: 01592 223875