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Ceartas Digest: 6th-10th February 2017


A member of the team supported a case involving non-instructed advocacy. Read more about this here

Non-Instructed Advocacy

Gordon and Sharon attended a joint meeting of the Mental Welfare Commission and Office of the Public Guardian in Edinburgh. Led by the SIAA, the meeting was more of a workshop, with some positive actions agreed.



At Practice Development, the team briefly evaluated the organisation and had a look at where we are now, before to discussing some ideas and targets for the rest of the year. And we had some fun with envision cards!

Still Game meet at EDVA to discuss upcoming events on the Ceartas calendar, including the Human Rights Workshop on the 22nd of Feb. It was also noted that Still Game will be moving venue for the meeting in March.

De Café Bishopbriggs welcomed Graham and Rachel from Zero Waste East Dunbartonshire, who came to discuss ways to reduce food waste and some facts about recycling.



Ronnie went on a visit to Milngavie Community Council to discuss OPAL and the work of Ceartas.

Roy led some training on video editing software and how to use it efficiently, in particular when editing recording from the Knowing Me group and their stories.  

The Advocacy Conference planning team met to discuss the developments from the previous meeting, such as venue and event programme.



A member of the team accompanied a man to CAB to discuss help him communicate his current housing situation. The role of advocacy was to help him express thoughts on his situation and highlight his views of what to do next.



Dementia Voices at McGregor House. The group chatted about DEEP (the Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project) funding and upcoming dates on the Ceartas calendar, including future Dementia Voices meetings.

A member of the team attended a LAC meeting in support of a young woman:

LAC or Local Area Coordinators ‘work with individuals and groups in the community who have either a learning disability, or autism, and provide support to clients who are either entering the transition to adult services or who are aged over 18years old and require supports or assistance to develop networks and develop opportunities in leisure, employment and education.’


And below, some Twitter highlights from our week.

See you Monday!


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