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Carers and advocacy


Help to have your voice heard.

Many of us find it difficult, at times, to get our voice heard about decisions or actions that affect our lives. Advocacy can provide support to have your say or to help you gain access to information and understand the options open to you.

An advocate can speak on behalf of people who are unable to speak for themselves or choose not to do so.

More information about Independent Advocacy is available on the Scottish Independent Advocacy Website:

Staff at the Carers Centre can also assist you in these matters, ensuring your views are heard and taken into account.

Local support

These are the organisations who provide advocacy in East Renfrewshire (see contacts and external websites).

  • Advocacy Project: Provides independent advocacy for older people and disabled people.
Advocacy Project
Telephone: 0141 420 0961
Website: Advocacy Project (Scotland)
  • Partners in Advocacy: Provides independent professional advocacy to vulnerable children young people, (up to the age of 18). Advocacy support can provided to children and young people who are involved in child protection situations, who have mental health difficulties and or have additional support
Partners in Advocacy
Telephone: 0141 847 0660
Website: Partners in Advocacy
  • East Renfrewshire Carers Centre: Staff at the Carers Centre can assist you in supporting you to meetings, review, etc.
East Renfrewshire Carers Centre
Telephone: 0141 638 4888
Website: East Renfrewshire Carers Centre

The Carers Centre also supports the local Carers Forum which is a group of carers from across East Renfrewshire who are interested with working with East Renfrewshire Council, Health Board and other agencies to ensure that carers' opinions about relevant issues are taken into account.

It is important that the Forum accurately represents the views and opinions of carers and for this reason is always looking for more carers to get involved.  Contact the Carers Centre to get involved.

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