EARS Advocacy Service

EARS advocacy provides independent advocacy to people across the Lothians.

Service Description

EARS advocates are independent because they are not employed by any social work department, health board or residential/nursing care home.

Independent Advocacy aims to help people have their voice heard and give them the support they need to speak up. Advocacy can give people control over situations in their lives, safeguard their rights, and provide the information to make important decisions.

Independent advocacy exists to:

  • assist and support people to speak out/speak up for themselves – self-advocate
  • ensure that a person’s voice is heard and listened to – advocate on your behalf
  • provide opportunities for you to meet and self-advocate on common issues – collective/group advocacy
  • assist you to achieve their your goals and/or to access the services you need or would benefit from
  • provide the information you need to ensure that you can make informed choices and decisions
  • assist you to gain control over your situations and lives
  • protect your rights

In Midlothian, an EARS independent advocate can support you to speak up or represent your wishes if you are:

  • an adult with a physical disability (or an Acquired Brain Injury), or
    a stroke survivor
  • an older person with mental health difficulties including dementia
  • an older person who is in community care, hospital or residential care

EARS Advocacy Service provides conflict-free support. EARS also strives to raise awareness of the role of advocacy and the benefit advocacy can have in improving people’s outcomes/lives.

How To Get In Touch

Email: [email protected]
Phone Number: 0131 478 8866
Location: EARS Advocacy Service, 525 Ferry Road, Edinburgh EH5 2FF

Service Categories

Referral

Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Contact Info. & Service Address

EARS Advocacy Service
14 Ashley Place
Edinburgh
EH6 5PX

Service Hours

-Monday - Friday 9:00am - 4:30pm-

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 478 8866
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.ears-advocacy.org.uk

Facilities & Access

This service has the following facilities:

  • Public Parking
    Off street parking available
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Information in community languages available on request
  • Creche facilities are not available at this location.

Transport

Public Transport Information

Lothian Regional bus 11

Lothian Buses Site for routes and timetables.

Provider's Name: EARS

Type: Charity/Voluntary

EARS provides trained, independent, professional advocacy workers.

EARS advocates are independent because they are not employed by any social work department, health board or residential/nursing care home.

EARS is a voluntary sector organisation, providing opportunites for older people in, or moving into, long-term care to:

  • Speak out – by supporting them to represent their interests or by offering representation by an advocate.
  • Secure the rights and services to which they are entitled.

Services run by this provider

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 478 8866
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.ears-advocacy.org.uk

Service Hours

Monday – Friday 9:00am – 4:30pm

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