We are delighted to report that Lomond & Argyll Advocacy Service won the Runner-Up title in Argyll Voluntary Action’s 2014 awards. Our Argyll based volunteers contributed in excess of 1000 hours of voluntary work in 2013, supporting their advocacy partners to speak up for themselves, defend their rights and ensure that their voices are heard.
The engagement of trained volunteer caseworkers across Argyll has enabled the Advocacy Service to offer advocacy support to more individuals, over a much wider geographical area, and more quickly, than would be the case if only paid advocacy workers were involved. Our volunteers bring a wealth of life experience with them, and share this willingly to strengthen the voice of their advocacy partner. Sometimes a volunteer advocacy worker is the only person , who is not paid to be in the life of an isolated person, and we are told that this is highly valued by their advocacy partners.
Lomond & Argyll Advocacy Service are proud of the work of our advocacy team, and are delighted that our volunteers’ invaluable contribution to the Argyll community has been recognised through Argyll’s umberella organisation for volunteers, Argyll Voluntary Action.