Royal Blind Adult Services

43 Canaan Lane
EH10 4SG

Tel: 0131 446 3104
Fax: 0131 447 9266

Forward Vision and Allermuir are part of Royal Blind, registered charity : SC017167


Advocacy Agencies

The adults that we support, as well as their families and carers, may at certain times require additional support or advice from external independent agencies. Listed below are a selection of the services available in the Edinburgh area. 

Royal Blind does not assume legal responsibility or liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information or guidance given by any of the groups.


332 Leith Walk

Tel: 0131 554 5307

Provides independent advocacy for mental health users (over 16 years) living in the community. This includes those who might face compulsory measures. 

Edinburgh Carers Council

356 Leith Walk

Tel: 0131 554 5307

Provides information and advocacy to carers of people with mental health problems and who use mental health services in Edinburgh.

Powerful Partnerships

21 Saughtonhall Drive

Tel: 0131 478 5501

Provides Crisis Advocacy and Citizen Advocacy for people with a learning disability.

Partners in Advocacy

Tel: 0131 478 7723

Provides free & independent advocacy for: 

  • Children & young people with any additional support needs including mental health support needs (0-22 yrs)
  • Adults who use learning disabilities services (18+)
  • Adults who have physical disabilities - including Aspergers & Acquired Brain Injury (18+)
  • Provides support for an inclusion project & self advocacy groups for young people with support needs (12-26yrs).

People First

77-79 Easter Road

Tel: 0131 478 7707

Provide collective advocacy for people with learning disability.


95 Causewayside

Tel: 0131 662 1962

Provides information and advice about services to people with a learning disability.

CAPS Edinburgh

5 Cadzow Place

Tel: 0131 538 7177.

Offers Collective Advocacy and Edinburgh Users Forum.

Individual Advocacy

Midlothian Tel: 01875 822552

East Lothian Tel: 0131 665 9698

Patients Council

Royal Edinburgh Hospital

Tel: 0131 537 6462.

Provides group advocacy.


Tel: 0131 622 7625.

Provides self advocacy and volunteer advocacy service for carers across Lothian.

Further contacts

You can find local contacts on the Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance website.