I tried to preface this information, but honestly, it speaks for itself. Mostly, I wanted to make sure that people are aware of the valuable support provided by the Dublin Leader Advocacy Service.

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The Dublin Leader Advocacy Service is a free, confidential advocacy service hosted by Greater Dublin Independent Living and funded by the Citizens Information Board.

It is an advocacy service for people who use Personal Assistance services or those who wish to experience independent living who have physical and sensory disabilities and live in Dublin City and County.

What an advocate can do

¨      Support you in making decisions and applications for services and entitlements including health, housing, education, equipment etc.

¨      Assist you make appeals to decisions you have received.

¨      Assist you to find out information for you from agencies and government departments

¨      Assist you to tell other people what you want – this could be a family member, your Personal Assistant, staff members, social workers, health workers, relatives, or anyone else.

¨      Enable you to take part in meetings and support you to speak for yourself if you wish.

Your Advocate will always respect your views, help and support you wherever necessary and never collude with other agencies.

The service is not a legal or befriending service and is not a permanent service. It will refer users to other agencies where appropriate and with their agreement.

For further information on working with an advocate contact :

Suzy Byrne

Dublin Leader Advocacy Service

Phone:- 01 8726843

Email:- dlas@eircom.net

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