Advocating Together (Dundee) SCIO

Details

13 Ryehill Lane
Dundee DD1 4DD

Phone: 01382 666601
enquiries@advocating-together.org.uk
http://www.advocating-together.org.uk

Contact Details

Director: Advocating Together/SAY Group: Ms Carina Mitchell
Phone: 01382 666601

Organisation Info

Charity No: SC0 266064
Hours: Office hours Mon - Fri 9.00am - 4.30pm Evening groups Mon - Wed 6.00pm - 7.45pm
Notes:
AIMS: Advocating Together (Dundee) SCIO is a capacity building,member-led, independent advocacy organisation, and since 1997 has been promoting the benefit of people with learning disabilities and/or autistic spectrum disorder living within Dundee. We work at a national, local, community and personal level.

Self-advocacy plays a vital role in nearly every aspect of life. Supporting adults with LD and/or ASD to become more self-aware enables them to take more control over their own lives and to comment more effectively on services provided. Advocating Together aims to develop peoples communication skills, confidence and ability to voice their views and develop awareness of their rights and responsibilities.
Through self-advocacy groups,professional advocacy, the Your Say newsletter, supported permitted employment and volunteer opportunities we work towards a safe, welcoming and inclusive society. We support people to meet in a safe environment where they can gain knowledge, have socially valued roles, meet people and share experiences, form relationships, have their rights and responsibilities promoted and respected, and gain more choice and control over their own lives
'It is not a service; it is part of life'.
Receiving Rank Foundation funding and working in partnership with others including Police Scotland, NHS Tayside, Social Work, Third Sector and City Centre Management has enabled us to continue our journey to developing a Dundee Safe Place Initiative.
Outcomes for people with LD and/or ASD are:
* Sharing gifts and talents through self -advocacy, volunteering or work
* Sharing ordinary places
* Having friends and relationships
* Making choices, being in control and being respected for who they are
* Opportunities to explore and develop healthy lifestyles
* Increased awareness of safety



Volunteers:
Volunteer Screening:  Yes
Expenses Paid:  Yes
Insurance Cover:   Yes
Volunteer Policy:   Yes

What They Do:
Volunteers have been involved from early on in the life of the organisation and are essential to the work it does. There is a variety of volunteering opportunities including Self-Advocacy assistants, Supported Employment Group a assistants, or being part of the Board of Trustees. Volunteers must have a commitment and belief in improving the quality of life for people with learning disabilities and/or autism. They will be required to join the PVG scheme and undertake an enhanced disclosure.

Restrictions:
Must be over the age of 16.