New self-advocacy guide for people with M.E. in Scotland
June 01, 2016
More than 100,000 Scots live with a long-term neurological condition, including M.E. Like many other groups with physical health problems, they have no statutory right to an independent professional advocate to help support and guide them while dealing the challenging social issues that long-term health problems can bring.
Fairway Advocacy’s new Guide to self-advocacy for those with long term neurological conditions, developed by funding from the Scottish Government through the Alliance Self-Management IMPACT fund, aims to fill this gap. It addresses necessary skills and legislation for effective self-advocacy and was shaped by a series of workshops involving the experiences and views of those with diverse neurological conditions.
Fairway can provide a limited number of free training sessions on the guide and self-advocacy on a first come first served basis. For further information about this as well as comments and requests for hard copies of the guide contact Tim by email.