Last week saw Ceartas’ service users attend the latest meeting of the Adult Support and Protection Committee. The Committee consists of senior figures from health, social work, housing, police and the third sector, and is tasked with making sure adults with disabilities and illnesses are properly supported if they are at risk of harm.
Service users from Ceartas’ ASP consultation group informed the Committee of all the achievements they’ve made over the last 12 months and all the suggestions they have for improving ASP support services in the future.
Our ASP group were also asked by the Committee to contribute to the production of the Committee’s Biennial Report for 2014-2016. The Report will set out the plans for developing supports around adult protection and by contributing their opinions and experiences group members will be playing an active role in improving services for those in the local community.