Welcome to Advocacy Western Isles

Independent Advocacy is about making sure the views and opinions of individuals are valued and respected and that they are treated as individuals and valued members of society.

Advocacy Western Isles provides a confidential service at no cost to the client.

During the Coronavirus crisis and in adherence to Government guidelines the offices of Advocacy Western Isles are closed to the public. Contact with our office will remain open by telephpne Monday to Friday from 9.30 am to 5.00 pm; Tel: 01851 701755
Email: office@advocacywi.co.uk

All Advocacy Workers have been working from home as from Monday 23rd March 2020.
An advocacy service will still be provided to all our clients via telephone/email and skype.

If you require any other information please do not hesitate to get in touch.
If you find that you cannot get through on the phone, please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

What Our Clients Say

“Advocacy made the most difference because before I didn’t really want to tell but when you came it felt better to get it out and to have meetings about it. It really helped for me to say things more and not be as worried about every thing.”

CYP Client

Advocacy Western Isles
2018-12-06T11:00:41+00:00

CYP Client

“Advocacy made the most difference because before I didn’t really want to tell but when you came it felt better to get it out and to have meetings about it. It really helped for me to say things more and not be as worried about every thing.”
“I never believed that they would listen to me or believe me, but with my Advocacy Worker there, I had a chance to speak and I felt strong that my voice was heard.”

MH/Generic Client

Advocacy Western Isles
2018-12-08T07:30:29+00:00

MH/Generic Client

“I never believed that they would listen to me or believe me, but with my Advocacy Worker there, I had a chance to speak and I felt strong that my voice was heard.”
“I nearly lost it during my DWP complaint interview, but my Advocacy Worker kept me calm and we got through it together., thank you.”

MH/Generic Client

Advocacy Western Isles
2018-12-08T07:32:49+00:00

MH/Generic Client

“I nearly lost it during my DWP complaint interview, but my Advocacy Worker kept me calm and we got through it together., thank you.”
“What a good job my Advocacy Worker did for me, as I could have never have gone through this support plan meeting alone.”

MH/Generic Client

Advocacy Western Isles
2018-12-08T07:34:33+00:00

MH/Generic Client

“What a good job my Advocacy Worker did for me, as I could have never have gone through this support plan meeting alone.”
“I was so scared to face my PIP Assessment alone, but with my Advocacy Worker there I felt supported and when I couldn’t think of the words or got confused (due to my stroke), my Advocate spoke up for me.”

MH/Generic Client

Advocacy Western Isles
2018-12-08T08:31:30+00:00

MH/Generic Client

“I was so scared to face my PIP Assessment alone, but with my Advocacy Worker there I felt supported and when I couldn’t think of the words or got confused (due to my stroke), my Advocate spoke up for me.”
“I felt like I was a person that nobody cared about, but my Advocacy Worker strengthened my confidence.”

MH/Generic Client

Advocacy Western Isles
2018-12-08T08:31:57+00:00

MH/Generic Client

“I felt like I was a person that nobody cared about, but my Advocacy Worker strengthened my confidence.”

“I had someone helping me who spoke up for me and told people how I felt.”


Young Person

Advocacy Western Isles
2019-03-18T20:28:33+00:00

Young Person

“I had someone helping me who spoke up for me and told people how I felt.”
“Without my Advocacy Worker I don’t think my parents would have known what to do.”

Young Person

Advocacy Western Isles
2019-03-18T20:28:58+00:00

Young Person

“Without my Advocacy Worker I don’t think my parents would have known what to do.”

“Helped me enormously to have strength as a carer to seek the best help for my daughter.”
CYP Parent/Carer

Advocacy Western Isles
2019-03-18T20:29:24+00:00
Young person Parent/Carer
“They helped me and sorted my problems out.”

Young Person

Advocacy Western Isles
2019-03-18T20:29:51+00:00

Young Person

“They helped me and sorted my problems out.”
“When we do our SMILE work I don’t  feel like I have a learning disability, people don’t see our disability, they see you – it makes me feel the same as everyone else.”

LD

Advocacy Western Isles
2019-03-18T20:30:14+00:00

LD

“When we do our SMILE work I don’t  feel like I have a learning disability, people don’t see our disability, they see you – it makes me feel the same as everyone else.”
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Advocacy Western Isles

What is Advocacy

  • Having your voice heard
  • Having your right and interests protected
  • Being safeguarded when you are unable to safeguard yourself
  • Being listened to
  • Having your views taken into account
  • Being treated as an equal

Advocacy is an empowering process!

Lewis & Harris Services

First Floor, Rear Wing, 16 Francis Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS1 2XB

Phone : 01851 701 755
Email : office@advocacywi.co.uk

Uist & Barra Services

Generic/Mental Health Advocacy Worker
Phone : 01878 700 000 or 07584 898 48
Email : uistandbarra@advocacywi.co.uk

SDS Advocacy Worker
Email: mel@advocacywi.co.uk
Phone: 07495 003 784

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday
10am to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday
Closed