Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance AGM 6th November
Fairway Advocacy attended the AGM at the Scottish Youth Theatre in Brunswick Street Glasgow. The meeting was attended by a large number of advocacy organisations from throughout Scotland. We had a stall to promote Fairway as a new organisation and attended workshops on “Powers of Attorney and Welfare Guardianship”, “Non-Instructed Advocacy Dilemmas” and “Data Protection”. Shaben Begum, Director of SIAA outlined the “2013-4 Map of Advocacy” drawing attention to current service gaps and funding as well as outlining on-going research. Colin McKay, Director of the Mental Welfare Commission gave an informative key-note speech. The day was of great value for networking with other advocacy organisations and sharing knowledge and experience.