EARS is an independent advocacy service that has been providing indepenndent advocacy to people in Edinburgh and the Lothians since 1999.

EARS aims to provide independent advocacy, which will:

  • assist and support you to speak up
  • ensure that people who cannot speak up for themselves have their voices heard
  • provide the information you need to ensure that you can make informed choices and decisions
  • assist you to gain control over your situations and lives
  • protect your rights

EARS Independent Advocacy Service can enable you because it provides the conflict-free support you need – especially during those times when you feel you have no control or choice over the decisions being made for/about you or the options open to you.

EARS also strives to raise awareness of the role of independent advocacy and the benefit advocacy can have in improving people’s outcomes/lives.

For those using the service EARS will be ‘on your side and by your side‘.