Advocacy in Fife
Advocacy in Fife can support you if you are 16 or over and living in Fife with:
- mental health issues
- learning disability
- personality disorder
- physical impairment
- acquired brain injury
- chronic illness.
We can also support:
- people receiving long-term citizen advocacy involved in statutory proceedings.
- children under 16 years who are subject to compulsory measures under the Mental Health (Care & Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003.
Telephone: 01592 645 360
Or contact us at one of our offices:
Kirkcaldy Office - New Volunteer House, 16 East Fergus Place, Kirkcaldy, Fife, KY1 1XT
Dunfermline Office - 5 High Street, Dunfermline, Fife, KY12 7DL
Our Fife project covers three areas of Independent Advocacy: Professional, Collective and Citizen Advocacy for people across Fife. Funded by Fife Council and Fife NHS, professional advocacy ensures that individual’s views and opinions are heard and listened to, respected and acted upon.
Circles Network provide Collective Advocacy both in the community and hospitals throughout Fife. The project has reaches over 15 community and hospital groups and this is continuing to develop. Success to date has included:
- Increased social outings for individuals within Stratheden Hospital.
- Raised awareness of difficulties in benefits assessment that has influenced local planning.
- Development of stronger partnerships between people who use services, planners and service providers.
- Invitations for people using services to participate in a wide range of local consultations.