CAPS is expanding their individual advocacy to younger adults

13 April 2022

Up until now CAPS has only been able to provide adults’ individual advocacy to people aged from 18 years. Now, they’re able to reduce the lower age limit to 16 years, allowing them to work with younger adults for the first time.

What is Individual independent advocacy?

The individual advocacy service is available to those aged 16-65 living in East Lothian or Midlothian (whether in the community or in a hospital) who are experiencing mental health issues or who need support to have their voice heard because of their use of drugs or alcohol.

Individual independent advocacy can help people with a range of issues. For example our advocacy workers may support you with:

  • Mental Health Tribunals
  • Benefits Assessments
  • Social Work meetings
  • Speaking to your doctor
  • Getting advice when you need it e.g. Citizen’s Advice or solicitor

For more information

If you would like to find out more information about the Individual independent advocacy, please click this link: Expansion of adults’ individual advocacy at CAPS


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