Ceartas Digest 19th – 23rd September

Categories: News


Cheryl went to Walk Leader training at Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre. The training focused on the practicalities of leading a health walk and emphasized the benefits of walking, and now Cheryl is equipped with the skills to lead her own walks in future at our Walk n Roll group

Susie attended an ‘Adult with Incapacity’ case conference for an adult who was assessed as lacking capacity. Susie’s role involved liasing with the adult to discuss their views and to make the conference aware of these views.

And our Knowing Me group week 2, where participants revealed what they hope to achieve by the end of the course and the best ways to communicate their stories.

Gordon and Sharon met with McMillan Cancer Support representative to look at ways in which advocacy can assist individuals living with or affected by cancer.


Tuesday- Karen led ‘Dementia Informed’ training for SFA staff who have been supporting our Dementia Walking Football group.

Both Linda and Gordon hosted the Adult Support & Protection group at McGregor House and discussed future plans for the group.

Alex visited a local housing provider to discuss her client’s options for moving area and what impact that would have on her current support package.


Wednesday- Wednesday was #worldalzzheimersday and Karen attended the “Community and Dementia “ Conference in Perth, hosted by the Life Changes Trust.

Linda met with the partner organisations involved in the recent Get Set & Go at Merkland to review the project.

Alex and Chris attended Domestic Abuse in the Family Context Training at the Council Chambers run by Scottish Women’s Aid


Thursday- The Shine Partnership met at C-Change to discuss the recent activities and future plans of the partnership in promoting Self Directed Support and the impact this has had by empowering people to change their support packages all over Scotland.

Karen, Gordon and Cheryl attended the Dementia Awards at the Marriott Hotel. PRESENT, an initiative by East Dunbartonshire Dementia Network of which Ceartas is a proud member, was nominated in the Best Community Support Initiative category. Unfortunately we never won the award but would like to congratulate Badenoch and Strathspey Community Transport Company on their success. Keep up the good work!


Friday- Susie attended a Children’s Hearing to offer advocacy support to a parent that wanted support in expressing her views in the meeting.


Update: The result from Sharon’s meeting with the EDC Equality Engagement Group was that their ‘working with me guides’ for staff working with a range of groups would be supported by our Changes group and other service users of Ceartas.


Next week:

De Café Bearsden on Tuesday

De Café Kirkintilloch on Friday


After recent discussions at our Practice Development meeting, all members of the team were challenged to get on to the Ceartas Twitter account and Tweet when attending meeting and events, and now I challenge you to get on and see what we have been up to.



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