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What advocates do: their main clients

David Donnison

in Speaking to power

Published by Policy Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9781847420381
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303589 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847420381.003.0004
What advocates do: their main clients

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This chapter describes what advocates do and discusses what can be learned from their experience. It introduces the main groups of clients a Scottish advocacy agency will be trying to help. They are people who have mental-health difficulties, people with learning disabilities, frail older people, and a few others who will not appear on the lists of all agencies. All these cases concern individual clients. They are usually dealt with over a fairly short period and then closed.

Keywords: Scotland; advocacy agencies; advocates; mental health; learning disabilities; older people

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