Moray

Help and support in Moray

Circles Advocacy Moray delivers a free, independent advocacy service

Who can use the service?

Those people who are 18 years and over, who live in Moray and are experiencing one or more of the following conditions:

● mental ill health
● dementia
● learning, physical or sensory impairments
● acquired brain injury
● chronic/long term illness
● autistic spectrum diagnosis
● lived experience of drug or alcohol dependency
● personality disorder

We support people to:

● have a say about the services they receive
● understand their rights
● raise issues they are worried about
● ensure safeguarding in situations where they may be vulnerable

We also support young people who are 16 and 17 years old who are subject to, or where an order has been applied for under the Mental Health (Care & Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003, Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) 2000 or Adult support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007.

We are inclusive in our approach and support adults of all ages and backgrounds

Examples of advocacy provision include assisting with:

● children’s hearings
● looked after children meetings
● child and adult protection meetings
● adults with incapacity hearings/meetings
● GP/health professional appointments
● mental health tribunals
● social work meetings/reviews
● care programme approach (CPA) meetings
● ward and care home reviews
● discharge meetings
● meetings with solicitors
● self-directed support (SDS) reviews

How to contact us:

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If you would like to make an enquiry about how we can assist or to speak to one of the team, our operating times are:

Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm
01343 559 546

07785 381500 (call or text)

At times when the advocates are out of the office, please leave a message. Our voicemail is checked daily.

info.moray@circlesnetwork.org.uk

Circles Network 40-42 Moss Street, Elgin, Moray. IV30 1LT  

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