The EVOC Red Book

The online directory to find third sector Organisations, and their services across Edinburgh


Only services that are currently available during COVID-19 are listed in the directory.

In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available.



Covid-19 UPDATE...

This service at AdvoCard are still open and continuing to accept referrals. Our staff are currently working remotely, providing advocacy via telephone, email and video conferencing through Google Meets, where possible.

If you would like to refer someone or just get in touch to ask a question then please do so.

Normal service details...

AdvoCard has 5 individual advocacy services:

Volunteer Delivered Advocacy Service...

Focuses on advocating for individuals living in the community in Edinburgh around a wide range of issues that affect their lives. This service is delivered through volunteer advocacy workers.

Read more about volunteer advocacy at

Mental Health Act Advocacy Service...

For individuals in the community (including general hospitals) in Edinburgh, who face compulsory measures (CTOs & guardianships etc) or want to use the safeguards in Scottish mental health laws. Delivered by employed advocacy workers.

Read more about MHA advocacy at

Hospital Advocacy Service...

Focuses on providing individual advocacy to anyone using the following services at the Royal Edinburgh hospital: acute admission wards (including Intensive Psychiatric Care Unit), rehabilitation services, forensic services, older people’s services and Young People’s services and associated services.

Read more about hospital advocacy at

Welfare Reform Advocacy...

A dedicated service to assist those who are being affected by Welfare Reforms.

Read more about welfare reform advocacy at

Problematic Substance Use Advocacy Service...

For those people who live in Edinburgh and have/had problematic substance use issues and are having difficulty having their voice heard.

Read more about PSU advocacy at
65+, 26 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 17 - 25
Days and Times
332 Leith Walk, Leith

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Contact Details
Contact Telephone: 0131 554 5307
Contact Email:

This record was last modified on: 18 August 2020