What is LAAS?

Lomond & Argyll Advocacy Service (usually known as ‘LAAS’) is an independent, free and confidential advocacy organisation operating in the West of Scotland.

  • INDEPENDENT – this means we are separate from Social Work, the Health Service, and all other organisations.
  • FREE – we make no charges whatsoever for our services.
  • CONFIDENTIAL – we don’t share your personal information with others unless you ask us to.
  • We are a registered Scottish charity (no. SC033157), established in 2000.
  • We offer ‘one-to-one’ independent professional advocacy.
  • We operate across West Dunbartonshire and Argyll & Bute.
  • We are members of the Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance.

Lomond & Argyll Advocacy Service is funded by a partnership of health and social work services, including:

  • West Dunbartonshire Council
  • Argyll & Bute Council
  • NHS Highland
  • NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Our Board of Directors is fully independent of our funders and commissioners.  We have a wholly independent Board firmly rooted in the local communities we serve.

 

Important Note:

Healthier ScotlandThere is legislation in place giving Scottish residents the right to independent advocacy services in specific situations.
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