Shorter week than usual with the office closed on Monday
Roy and Ronnie went to the OPAL operations meeting at CAB where the team discussed the stats and some new approaches to promoting the service. The meeting is also a chance for the team to discuss some of the unusual enquiries, for future reference.
The full team have been out delivering books to partner organisations across East Dunbartonshire, in celebration of World Book Night on the 23rd April. More information here
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Roy visited the Silver Surfers on Thursday to discuss internet safety.. and dropped off some books for World Book Night!
Cheryl went to the Whitehill SUM (Service User Meeting) – her role involves getting some feedback from those at the day care centre.
A few members of the team attended PIP assessments – read more about the role of advocacy below
Our advocacy workers provided support at a number of ESA assessments this week: Employment and Support Allowance is a benefit for people who are unable to work due to illness or disability. The role of advocacy was to support him when explaining his situation, in order for the assessor to understand fully and help him provide an accurate report.
And a number of AWI cases happened this week – more information on the role of advocacy here
On Tuesday Linda co-facilitated ‘The Learning Lunch’ at Hillhead Community Centre. The event was a chance to showcase the work of the Changes group in developing a ‘Working with us guide’ in collaboration with Louise Bickerton, Equalities Officer at East Dunbartonshire Council. And a big thank you again to the members of the Changes group who presented their stories and talked all in attendance through the guide; Douglas McNicol, John McLaren, and Nicola Williamson.
Some pics below. See you next week!