About Equal Say

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We have been providing advocacy around Glasgow and the West of Scotland since 1995.  Equal Say is a registered charity and  receives funding from The Big Lottery Fund and North Lanarkshire Council.  All our services are free to the people who use them because of our grant funding from our supporters.

We are an independent organisation with our own Board of Management.  Our independence means we are loyal only to the people we represent and we strive to be as free as we can from any conflicts of interest.

We cover Glasgow City’s boundaries and can work with any parent with a learning disability in the city. Many of the parents we work with have contact with Children and Families Teams at Social Work and children may be subject to Child Protection procedures,

In North Lanarkshire Council area we work with adults aged 18 to under 65 who have learning disabilities or mental ill health. Our advocacy partners often have contact with either Health or Social Work Services and/or are subject to Social Policy legislation such as the Mental Health Act, The Adult Support and Protection Act or the Adults with Incapacity Act.

Our history

Equal Say has been around since 1995, we are one the most established advocacy organisations in Scotland...learn more about our history and how we have developed over the years.

The Team

Between us the paid staff team at Equal Say have over 60 years experience in representing and pleading a case for people with disabilities and/or mental ill health. We have a wide variety of backgrounds and specialist experience in social policy legislation that affects people with disabilities or ling term health conditions.

What is advocacy?

Advocacy at its simplest is one person speaking up for another ...find out more here.

What we do

We work with adults who have a learning disability in Glasgow and offer two types of advocacy. We recruit and train volunteers and we also employ paid staff who advocate for people.