‘A Stronger Voice for You’ – Introducing CAPS Independent Advocacy for people using drugs and alcohol

From Jane Crawford, Chief Executive Officer, CAPS

CAPS is an Independent Advocacy organisation which supports people with mental health issues to be heard and to have their say. I’m writing to you to let you know that CAPS has recently secured additional funding to provide independent advocacy to adults affected by drug and alcohol use in Midlothian and East Lothian.

CAPS Advocacy can assist people to express their views and wishes in all kinds of issues in their lives, from health appointments to benefits assessments to children and families meetings. CAPS is a confidential service and independent from health, council and other services. As an independent advocacy organisation we ourselves do not provide any other services apart from advocacy. This independence means people can have confidence that we are only there to be on their side.

The new Drug & Alcohol Advocacy service is available from 13th July 2020. Someone looking for advocacy can get in touch with us by calling 0131 273 5118 or emailing advocate@capsadvocacy.org. You can also make a referral this way as long as the person is happy for their details to be passed on.

I would be grateful if you could share this information with anyone who is working with someone who would like to access advocacy. If you have any questions about the new service or independent advocacy please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Jane Crawford
Chief Executive Officer
CAPS Independent Advocacy
Old Stables
Eskmills Park
Station Road
EH21 7PQ
phone: 0131 273 5116
fax: 0131 273 5117
web: www.capsadvocacy.org
e-mail: jane@capsadvocacy.org