A very comprehensive Weekly Digest featuring an in-depth look at our advocacy work…
Monday- Linda and Cheryl met to discuss the fast approaching Knowing Me group that begins on the 12th of September. The group will give participants the chance to develop their skills and confidence by communicating their own personal stories.
Susie met with a service user to help prepare their views before and offered advocacy support during a Mental Health Tribunal.
Tuesday – Alex & Cheryl attended The Addiction Recovery Centre (ARC) and met with Seamus Harkin, the Founder of The ARC, to discuss the service and the support it offers to individuals living with addiction issues, past & present. Alex thoroughly enjoyed meeting with Seamus, he not only spoke about the service itself but also opened up about his own personal experience and the impact this has had on him, which resulted in him wanting to give back to others.
Wednesday – Roy and Ronnie went to the OPAL Operations meeting at Carers Link. In the afternoon, Ceartas hosted a Health and Social Care Partnership Consultation at McGregor House, led by EDC Adult Community Care Support Worker Kelly Gainty. The event asked health and social care users what kind of questions they would like to be asked in future evaluation.
Thursday – Linda went to visit Louise at Add Action, Hillhead Community Centre. The Marketing Strategy group met to discuss some action points for the coming weeks, including the development of a new poster and publicity packs, and some further ideas of how we can raise awareness of Ceartas as a brand.
Friday – Alex and Katherine attended Campsie View care home to visit a lady to gather her views on proposed treatment that was being offered to her. They discussed any concerns she may have had and what her options were, and she was informed that she had the right to decide whether or not to have this treatment. Her views were then forwarded to her social worker by telephone and by submitting an advocacy, after she confirmed that she was happy for them to do so.
De Café Bearsden on Tuesday
Dementia Walking Football
De Café Kirkintilloch on Friday
And below, some details about Knowing Me. See you next week