Ceartas Digest: 14th – 18th November 2016

Categories: News


A member of the team attended an AWI (Adults with Incapacity) meeting for an elderly lady who is currently in hospital as there is a possibility that she will require long term care. The role of advocacy here is to gather the woman’s views using a non instructed advocacy approach if needed and ensure that her views are taken into account and that her rights are upheld.

FYI, ‘The Adults with Incapacity Act 2000 provides a framework for safeguarding the welfare and managing the finances of adults (people aged 16 or over) who lack capacity due to mental illness, learning disability or a related condition, or an inability to communicate.’

& the Knowing Me group met at McGregor House. Some of the participants spent time filming their stories.


Tuesday- Adult Support & Protection meeting at Ceartas office. The group heard from the ASP Co-ordinator what difference their work has made to service delivery locally.

A member of the team supported a young man to a Self Directed Support meeting: SDS empowers individuals and families to make the decisions on how their support package is used to meet the agreed outcomes. The role of advocacy support in this case involved speaking to the person beforehand to get a clear idea of how they would like to use SDS and help them put this forward through the assessment process.



The bimonthly OPAL meeting took place at McGregor House, to discuss the progress of the service and ways of developing it further.

Brian Carroll, lead photographer of the ‘Ceartas in Pictures’ exhibition, joined Ronnie on a trip to Loxely Colour in Cumbernauld to have a look at printing options for the project.


Thursday- Roy visited Compcare on behalf of OPAL to discuss the benefits of the service and how it can enhance the work of care providers across East Dunbartonshire by offering an enhanced information service to callers. Cheryl prepared and sent out invites to the AGM.



A team member went on a hospital visit to a woman who has been assessed as needing more care than can be provided at home. As there are currently has no powers in place, the role of advocacy is to get her views on the matter.


And Next Week:

De Café Bearsden on Tuesday

De Café Kirkintilloch on Friday


And below are some pics from a recent Clyde FC home game where the graduates of Get Set & Go received the full match day experience and enjoyed a kick about on the pitch at half time.


Have a great weekend!



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