Ceartas facilitates a number of different groups in East Dunbartonshire for people who fall into some of our care categories:
ABI Café is a support and information group for people affected by Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) in East Dunbartonshire. As well as invited speakers, ABI Café usually has a lively debate as well as tea, coffee and cracking home baking. For further details, see the ABI Café page.
De Café is an informal drop-in for people affected by dementia: the person with a diagnosis, but also their partners, family members and carers. There are a number of De Cafés across the area, providing a safe and friendly environment where people can talk about life with dementia. De Cafés also provide useful information and updates on changes to services etc. as well as access to independent advocacy. For futher details, see the De Cafés page.
The dementia user group is a user involvement group, with much the same function as Still Game, but because of the communication and memory issues with dementia it is a smaller, more focused group which holds shorter meetings and has a higher level of support available. For further details, see the Ceartas Dementia Voices page.
Still Game is a User Involvement group made up of current and former Ceartas service users who would like to give something back to the service by helping to steer its direction and give feedback on the services it offers. Still Game meets monthly, and as well as the work it does the group likes to have fun – like our canal boat trip with the Seagull Trust. For more details, see the Still Game page.