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Useful organisations

    Angus Independent Advocacy

    Angus Independent Advocacy works with adults who are at risk of being unable to safeguard their rights, and who may have: a learning disability; mental ill health; an acquired brain injury; dementia, or; are an older person. What the advocates do: support in confidence; help you take control of your own life; support you when making choices that affect your life; protect your rights; help you explore options and make informed choices; help you speak to professionals; help you prepare and accompany you to meetings.
    Telephone : 01241 434413
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    Barnardo’s Hear 4 U – Dumfries & Galloway

    Provides advocacy to children and young people under 18 who are looked after and accomodated by Dumfries and Galloway Council including those looked after outwith the local authority area or to children and young people who are struggling with their emotional health and well-being under the terms of the Mental Health Care and Treatment (Scotland) Act 2003
    Telephone : 01387 264733
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    Barnardo’s Hear 4 U – North Ayrshire

    Advocacy is provided for children and young people aged 5-26 who are looked after and accommodated in residential, foster care, kinship and at home, on the child protection register, or have emotional well-being and mental health issues under the terms of the Mental Health (Care & Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003. Children with Additional Support Needs.
    Telephone : 01294 557439
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    BEMAS (Black and Ethnic Minority Advice Service)

    Advice and practical support for parents of disabled children (0 - 16 years), from black and ethnic minority communities. One to one casework on a range of issues, including; education, health, social work support, funding and grants, accessing leisure and social opportunities. Regular carers group meetings provide group support on topics of caring and disability. The service covers City of Edinburgh.
    Telephone : 0131 475 2315
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    Borders Additional Needs Group

    BANG (Borders Additional Needs Group) is an outreach service for parents, young carers and disabled children with rare, complex and additional needs. Our unique  Whole Family Approach and Person Centred focus enables us to provide and  support A.S.N  Families, we do this via a dedicated ASN Family Liaison Worker providing weekly Peer Parent Support, Thematic Information workshops, . We are funded by National Lottery to deliver Two dedicated Youth Programme for Additional Support Needs Young People aged 11-24 years of age. We support each other and encourage young people to live up to their full potential. We offer:
    • The opportunity to work with a family liaison worker
    • Dedicated ASN youth programmes
    • Families support to access information and advice to help them manage the changes involved in raising an additional needs child
    • Support to siblings and caregivers by providing them with training and peer support

    Telephone : 07825 812468
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