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VoiceAbility are an independent and free advocacy organisation who work in partnership with clients in supporting them to apply for Social Security Scotland (SSS) Benefits. Our advocacy support is entirely independent from SSS and the Scottish government. VoiceAbility have Advocates based throughout Scotland who are ready to engage with clients. VoiceAbility advocates will ensure that clients are supported and represented; ensuring that people’s wishes, feelings, beliefs, needs, and values are considered. An advocate will support clients in the way that works best for them so they can understand what is happening and say what they want.

An advocate can help you to understand your options and support you to plan what to do next. They can help you to say what you want and don’t want. An advocate will not offer legal advice, counselling or make decisions for you.
To be eligible for this service, clients must:
· Be disabled or identify as disabled
· Live in Scotland
· Be applying for one of the SSS devolved benefits – see this link for the benefits we can support with VoiceAbility | Support to access benefits in Scotland
· Or be parent, carer or guardian supporting someone to access Social Security Benefits
Referrals can be made: · Online via the webpage form – VoiceAbility | Support to access benefits in Scotland · Email – socialsecurityadvocacy@voiceability.org
· Phone – 0300 303 1660 and choose option 1

We can also provide information in other languages and formats. We have videos on BSL and subtitles, easy read materials and a translation bar which allows you to direct translate the webpage: VoiceAbility | Support to access benefits in Scotland
We would like to learn more about your Organisation and for you to learn more about VoiceAbility. We can arrange a meeting via Teams, phone or in person, at a time that suits you and your colleagues. Please do not hesitate to contact us to arrange a suitable date and time.