Support available to help you make your complaint
We understand that some people find it difficult to speak up for themselves or that they may be unable to do so. This can make it harder to get particular points of view across or even listened to, and making a complaint can seem daunting.
If you would like to complain but feel unable to do so, we accept complaints from someone representing you. This can be a friend, relative, or an advocate, if you have given them your consent to complain on your behalf.
You can find out more about the work of an advocacy by contacting the Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance.
Services in North Lanarkshire
One-to-one advocacy services can be used by people aged 16 to 65 who are affected by mental health issues, learning disabilities, dementia, or other long-term conditions. There are also separate advocacy services for children and young people and adults aged over 65. If you need with a housing matter, Shelter offers an advocacy and advice service.
Contact details for the advocacy services that are available in North Lanarkshire are listed below.
Adults aged over the age of 65: Equals Advocacy Partnership
Tel: 01698 327772
Adults age 16 to 65: The Advocacy Project
Tel: 0141 420 0961
Children and young people: Your voice
Tel: 01236 700108
North Lanarkshire housing advocacy: Shelter
Tel: 0808 800 4444
You can also contact an advocacy organisation in your area directly - the find an advocacy website allows you to search by local authority area.
The Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance publish a book, Advocacy Stories, which depicts real life examples of where people have benefitted from advocacy.