Ceatas Digest: 5th – 9th December 2016

Categories: News


A member of the team had an initial meeting with a woman in relation to her upcoming Employment & Support Allowance assessment. The meeting was to discuss what to expect at the assessment and to prepare her for the assessment process.



The Still Game Xmas Barge Trip was on Tuesday. The group set sail from Kirkintilloch Marina on two vessels, sailing first to the Luggie Bridge before travelling back to the Stables. The group welcomed none other than Santa Claus himself, who took some time out of his busy schedule to join the festivities.

De Café Bishopbriggs welcomed Bishopbriggs Out of School Care along to sing Christmas carols – if you weren’t in the Christmas spirit before, you certainly are now!!




Week 6 of the #GiveMeAVoice Campaign – This week’s photo considered the myth that there is an allowance or limit to accessing #advocacy support. If you have had advocacy support in the past, you are still eligible to use it now or in future. See the featured photo.

De Café Bearsden welcomed pupils from Milngavie Primary School to perform their nativity play, and it was a great performance! (Photos to follow)

Dementia Walking Football took place at Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre.



A member of the team provided support for a PIP Assessment. This involved meeting with the person beforehand, helping them express their views at the assessment and helping them understand some of the information being discussed. This process helps all parties to stay on the same page and helps the independent healthcare professional to assess effectively.



Dementia Voices Xmas Lunch at McGregor house where our larger meeting room was transformed into a restaurant. Pictures to follow!

A member of our team supported a gentleman to meet with an Occupational Therapist. The role of advocacy in this particular case was to provide him with support when expressing his views and to highlight his preferential steps to maintain his independence, whilst the OT assessed this situation to ensure the correct support is put in place.


Next week:

De Café Bearsden Tuesday with pupils from Killermont Primary School coming along to sing some Christmas Carols

De Café Kirkinitlloch Friday with pupils from the newly formed Lenzie Meadow Primary School also coming along to sing Christmas Carols.


And below, some highlights from our AGM last Friday

Have a great weekend!


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