Lomond & Argyll Advocacy Service were recently awarded grant funding from the Health and Wellbeing Network Mid Argyll to develop and run a series of Self Advocacy Skills training courses.
Our aim for the course was to help people build confidence by learning effective ways to address problems and ask questions in order to successfully manage day to day issues. We worked closely with Linda Tough from Adult Learning, Argyll & Bute Council, to develop the course.
Ailsa McCrae, Team Leader for LAAS in Argyll & Bute said,
“It was a great opportunity to work with Community Education to reach people who would benefit with developing their own advocacy skills.”
We have ran 2 courses in Lochgilphead, delivered to 15 people. The overall response was positive from the participants. All participants felt more confident than prior to the course, with some feeling much more confident. They all would recommend the course to other people.
In addition, two of the participants who attended the first course volunteered with LAAS to come and assist with the training in the second course. They felt that the course was really useful for them and has improved their confidence in speaking up and getting involved. Its great to have them on board as LAAS volunteers.
You can see Margaret and Josh chatting with Ailsa in the video below.
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We have received funding from the Health and Wellbeing Network in Oban to run more courses in the Oban and Lorn area. These dates will be announced in early 2019.
If you are interested in our Self Advocacy skills training please contact us on 01546 606056 or email firstname.lastname@example.org