HOW YOUR SUPPORT HELPS

As an independent charity, we rely on a mix of core funding, development funding and private donations to allow us to continue helping people in the local community.

We are committed to providing free and impartial advocacy services to our users and, although our volunteers give up their time at no extra cost, your donations go a long way in providing them with the tools required to do their job effectively including up-to-date training, Disclosures, / PVGs and ongoing support from professional staff.

If you’re still not sure if advocacy is for you, give us a call and we can explain all the ways in which we can help.

Staff

Our small-but-perfectly-formed team are the lifeblood of what we do at DIAS. They help co-ordinate and manage all of our advocacy services, volunteer recruitment and training, and administration, and provide key expertise across our user groups.

Training

To ensure we can provide the best service possible to those who need it the most, we run multiple training programmes throughout the year, from teaching our volunteers the basics to keeping up-to-date with provision guidelines and policies.

Premises

It’s important that our users have a safe and central location that they can come to when seeking advocacy services.

Resources / Awareness-raising

As hard as we try day-to-day to help as many people get the advocacy support they need, there are still people out there who feel isolated and overwhelmed by life’s demands but are unaware that there is help available to them. That’s why we continue to invest in our physical and digital resources - such as our website, leaflets and other promotional materials - to ensure those that need us, can find us.

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Coronavirus Update

24/03/20

DIAS will continue to deliver services, although the way we do this will change in line with advice from Scottish Government. To keep everyone safe we will be offering support by telephone, and we are currently exploring the best option for online support. If you feel that on-line really isn’t suitable for you then we can discuss with you alternative ways to offer support, either from ourselves or by linking you with other services.

You can contact us by phone on 01382 205515, leave a message and we can ring you back if needed.