Advocacy Project

Lomond and Argyll Advocacy Service have been providing advocacy support to the residents of West Dunbartonshire and Argyll & Bute for over 20 years. Lomond & Argyll Advocacy Service exists to help ensure people’s human rights, needs and wishes are heard, respected and secured. Independent advocacy also enables people to stay engaged with services that are struggling to meet their needs.

Our approach is well established and independent of all other services. Our advocates can help people to gather the information that they need to make real choices about their situation and to support them to be heard. We support people to gain the skills, confidence and belief to speak up for themselves wherever possible.

We are also happy to signpost elsewhere, providing information about other services that may be suited to the person’s specific needs.


 We provide independent advocacy to adults 16 years of age or older, across Argyll & Bute and West Dunbartonshire. Our first priority is to those with a Statutory Right to Advocacy under the 2003 Mental Health Care and Treatment Act (Scotland) and vulnerable adults engaged in statutory processes for example, those detained or subject to the Mental Health Act, Adults With Incapacity Act, Adult Support and protection proceedings.

In some areas we are also funded to assist those challenged by Drugs or Alcohol and for those liberated from prison.  Please get in touch if you’d like further information.

Mid Argyll