When We Need You
From 17/06/2003 onwards
The Patients Advocacy Service works with patients residing at the State Hosptial. We work with patients from all over Scotland and Northern Ireland who have differing needs and abilities. This is a valuable opportunity to work with vlunerable group of people who are often ignored, misrepresented and mistrusted by society.
About Patients Advocacy Service
The Patients Advocacy Service works in a unique environment in Scotland with some of the most vulnerable people within the mental health system. We aim to provide information, support and representation to as many of the patients living in the state hospital as possible
Skills & Experience
Assertive, good communicators, good listener, willing to learn
Advocates work with patients within the State Hospital at Carstairs and all travel expenses will be paid. Dumfries and Galloway area.
Application Form, Induction/Training, Interview, Police Check
Training and Induction Details
Advocate initially undertake 6 weeks training comprising of 6 modules dedicated to Advocacy. After training there is a period of monitored advocating. Advocates are supported by advocacy staff and a management committee, as well as receiving on going tr
Advocacy / Human Rights
We pay public transport rates and car use which is re-imbursed at the end of each month. Rate is 35p per mile
Frequency & Commitment
No minimum commitment required.
No minimum age has been specified for this opportunity
Opportunity Provided By
24-26 Friars Vennel
Contact: Volunteer Action Dumfries and Galloway
Tel: 01387 267311