Angus Independent Advocacy (AIA), based in the High Street in Arbroath, held their AGM on Monday (October 20).
AIA supports local people in Angus who have a learning disability; an acquired brain injury; a mental health issue; dementia or to those who maybe frail older people. AIA provides advocacy support in one to one advocacy partnerships using paid advocates and local people who freely give their time.
AIA are saying a fond farewell to Convenor of the Board Dr Rev Cannon John Cuthbert has tendered his resignation from the Board of Directors. John has a real heart for the people of Angus and has been dedicated to the provision and development of Independent Advocacy.
AIA will all miss him and wish him well in his new appointment as incumbent to two churches in Inverness. He will be an asset to the community of Inverness as he has been here to Angus.
AIA have seen a 22 per cent increase in people be requiring advocacy support at any one time this year. Welfare Reform appears to have had a big impact on those we support with many people struggling with the affects of poverty and accessing appropriate support.
If anyone would like to find out more about independent advocacy please contact Angus Independent Advocacy on 01241 434413 or www.angusindadvocacy.org.