Staff at East Ayrshire Advocacy Service

EA Advocacy Service holds annual conference


East Ayrshire Advocacy Service recently held its annual conference at Kilmarnock’s Park Hotel.

The event, which took place on Friday 30 June, celebrated the growth and diversity of its advocacy services and aimed to raise awareness of independent advocacy in East Ayrshire.

150 people attended, including 25 member of EAAS staff, their Board of Directors, over 20 EAAS service users, and people from our partner organisations and agencies from across East Ayrshire and beyond.

The Conference was opened by Councillor Jim Todd, Provost of East Ayrshire, and included performances from Morven Day Services Singing Group, Recovery Rocks and the Happy Tappers. Also in attendance were speakers from the Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance and Mental Welfare Commission Scotland.

Our staff took attendees on an ‘Advocacy Journey’ to demonstrate the different client groups we work with, as well as a ‘Positive Postcard Project’ and a demonstration of our new website referral process.

After the event, attendees also contributed to the consultation for the Advocacy Strategy Refresh.

The conference was extremely well received, with 99% of those who provided feedback saying they found the day enjoyable. 97% said they found it inspiring.

East Ayrshire Advocacy Service would like to thank all attendees for their participation and look forward to welcoming everyone for their 30th Anniversary Celebrations next year!