Partners in Advocacy, a charity that has been providing independent advocacy across Scotland since 1998, is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The organisation has grown from a small team based in Lothian into a national charity, working to ensure the voices of vulnerable children, young people and adults are heard.
Robert McKay, Chief Executive of Partners in Advocacy, said: “Looking over the last 25 years, we have grown our service delivery beyond what we dared to imagine. For the size of the charity, we do a lot with modest resources and stay true to our mission: to advocate for and alongside those in need. Our vision will be to continue breaking down barriers and fighting for the rights of the most vulnerable among us. We believe in the power of people’s voices to foster change and create a society where everyone is heard and valued.”
The charity has supported thousands of people who have found themselves without a voice, including children with additional support needs to get the right education, young people and adults with disabilities or other life challenges, and older people to have a say in their care and support.
Partners in Advocacy’s success over the past 25 years is attributed to its staff, volunteers and the people it supports who have taken the steps to be listened to and understood. The charity has made it its mission to empower thousands to navigate through their challenges.
McKay concluded: “It’s been our privilege to empower thousands to navigate through their challenges. A true partnership of equals.”