DAI supports a pool of Crisis Advocates who provide support to people with learning disabilities in West Fife, often at short notice.
A Crisis Advocate is someone who will help a person through short-term difficulties.† The types of things a crisis advocate might do are:
- Help write letters
- Attend meetings to represent their partnerís point of view
- Listen to their partners worries and try to sort them out
Unlike Citizen Advocacy, Crisis Advocacy partnerships are more short-term relationships that will end when the difficulty is resolved.
You can use the resource if:
- You have a learning disability
- You are over 16
- Live in West Fife, and
- You have a specific issue you need help with
Carol and Lindaís Story
Carol has a learning disability and was living in a council flat with just a few hours of staff support each day to help with things like shopping, cooking and cleaning. †Staff began to notice that she seemed to need more help with activities and when left alone had wandered out and got lost, and had even allowed a stranger into her home. Because of her increased vulnerability they asked her social worker to reassess her needs. As a result of this an application was made for more staff support hours. When this application was turned down staff came to DAI for help.