Ceartas Digest: 21st – 25th November

Categories: News

Monday- A member of the team went on a home visit to a woman who has accessed advocacy on several occasions before. It is a common misconception that you cannot use it again or use advocacy within a certain time period. If you have used our service before, YOU CAN still use it again. This concept will be highlighted in the coming weeks in our #GiveMeAVoice campaign, watch this space…

& The bimonthly Board meeting took place at McGregor House.



Our office hosted a Social Work Care Review for a client of Ceartas. This review looked at whether the outcomes identified in the care plan are being met and acted as a review of these goals, to make sure they’re still appropriate. The role of advocacy in this case was to support the client express their views on their current situation and discuss some changes in circumstances, which may or may not lead to care plan changes, of which advocacy support will be available throughout for the client.

A member of the team supported a young man to CAB to complete a PIP form. As the advocacy worker knows the lad well, the role of advocacy was to support him to answer the questions clearly and with enough detail to complete the form sufficiently.

Service User Forum at McGregor House, where Gordon discussed the final plans for the AGM including venue set-up and the annual report.



Week 4 of the #GiveMeAVoice campaign (the featured image), this week’s photo dispelling the myth that you can only access advocacy through other support services such as hospitals, doctors or social work services. You can refer yourself for advocacy support, you DO NOT need to be referred on by any of these other professionals.

Roy and Ronnie had a brief meeting to discuss the final design of the website updates. This involved selecting the final pictures and some minor design considerations.

& Dementia Walking Football


Thursday- Both Linda and Gemma accompanied past service users and now actively involved member in a number of our groups, Nicola (Service User Forum Chair) and Douglas (Service User Stories), to the SIAA AGM at the COSLA office in Edinburgh. The event featured workshops and networking opportunities, all highlighted on our Twitter page here.

Roy went on an OPAL visit to The Turret Medical Centre, to discuss the benefits of the service and how it can enhance the great work done by GP Practices across East Dunbartonshire



A member of the team provided advocacy support in an ASP case.

ASP stands for Adult Support & Protection, which is legislation that seeks to protect and benefit adults at risk of being harmed. The role of advocacy was to meet with the individual before the meeting, discuss his views and help explore the way forward.

& De Café Kirkintilloch


Next week:

ABI Cafe on Thursday

Ceartas 12th AGM on Friday – See below for details and please contact us on 0141 775 0433 or info@ceartas.org.uk if you wish to attend. Hopefully see you there!


Have a great weekend :)!


AGM 16

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