What is Advocacy?

Who is the Advocacy Service for?

Adults living in the East Ayrshire Council area who have/are:

  • a learning disability
  • a mental health problem
  • an acquired brain injury
  • a drug and/or alcohol addiction
  • vulnerable parents 
  • detained under the Mental Health Act
  • prisoners in HMP Kilmarnock


  • older people (over 65)
  • children and young people in the Children’s Hearing System
  • young people aged 14+ who are subject to Mental Health Care and Treatment Scotland Act
  • children and young people who have an allocated worker within the Children and Families Service