Ceartas Digest: 5th – 9th September 2016

Categories: News

Another weekly roundup of the action at Ceartas..


Monday- A member of the team went to support a young mum to attend a Children’s Hearing. Supporting a process like this involves having a chat beforehand to prepare what she would like to say, any concerns she would like to have raised at the meeting, and whether she would like the advocacy worker to speak about what was discussed, if anxiety prevents her from being confident enough to speak for herself. An advocacy worker would also take notes to remind her of what was said, before discussing with her afterwards about the decision and any actions she may want her advocacy worker to take on her behalf


Tuesday – Gemma and Cheryl hosted Still Game round at EDVA offices. The group welcomed Beth Gordon from the NHS to discuss podiatry and foot care.

There were two De Café groups running on Tuesday, the first in Bishopbriggs at Woodhill Evangelical and the evening group at Birdston Day Care.

The management team also had a policy review meeting in relation to health and safety.


Wednesday – De Café Milngavie welcomed Alastair Cox of the Memory Friendly Neighbourhood who came in to discuss the ‘virtual neighbourhood’, looking at how people living with dementia use and navigate online environments. You can find out more about that here.

Week 3 of Dementia Walking Football at Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre.

Gordon and Karen attended the Locality Planning Meeting.


Thursday- Sharon had a meeting in relation to a Social Work audit that Ceartas supported last year, more specifically to discuss the questionnaire and the evaluation process. Ceartas will be working with a number of Social Work service users to complete the questionnaire about their experience of Social Work services in the area.


Friday- Alex supported a young woman to submit a homelessness application as she had received a notice to quit for her private let. The young woman in question has stayed at this property with her children for a number of years and is quite settled, therefore has been finding this process very stressful.


This weekend, Karen and Roy will be representing Ceartas at the Milngavie Fair of Clubs & Societies at Milngavie Townhall. If you are attending, drop by to say hi… and take a selfie!

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