Carole
Name: Carole

Likes: Cats, Dogs, Exercise, Yoga, Pilates.

How did you get involved in Still Game?

I got involved with Ceartas when I was discharged from hospital – I was diagnosed with MS.

What have Still Game achieved so far?

It was a big source of support for my husband when I was in hospital.

What do you get out of Still Game?

I enjoy coming to meet people.

What do you want to see in the future for Still Game?

To see progress for the group.


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Name: Sheila

Likes:  Going out for dinner and drinks, music, going to the casino and to the theatre.

How did you get involved in Still Game?

Through my Advocacy Worker, Andy.

What have Still Game achieved so far?

I helped organise a ceilidh last year. I also recorded a video about myself.

What do you get out of Still Game?

I enjoy being part of the group and working towards targets.

What are your plans for the future?

I am looking forward to going to concerts and getting out in my new car.


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Name: John

Likes: Football, Still Game, Cinema, Celtic, Badminton, volunteering, chess, ten pin bowling.

What are your plans for the future?

Independent Living, Employment, Holidays, New Friends, Delivering my aspergers presentation to other groups.

How did you get involved in Still Game?

I was receiving support from Ceartas advocacy with Andy Williams and he told me that Pam Thomson had started Still Game a few months earlier and asked if I’d like to get involved.

What have Still Game achieved so far?

Web site page, created leaflet for the group, pop up cafes, members took part in AGM and development day, members filmed their advocacy stories.

What do you get out of Still Game?

It has increased my confidence and self esteem.  It gives me a voice and I feel part of the group.  It has opened the door to me for new opportunities.  It’s good Team Work.

What do you want to see in the future for Still Game?

A member on the Board (we already have a Service user Board Liaison Forum), getting politicians on our side.  I suggested that Ceartas ran an Aspergers group and it’s been great to help get that up and running.


George
Name: George

Age: 70+

Likes: Breathing!  British Motorcycling, Sailing.

What are your plans for the future?

Keep recovering.

How did you get involved in Still Game?

Through being a patient in hospital and finding out about Ceartas there.

What have Still Game achieved so far?

Own website page, AGM, Advocacy Cafe.

What do you get out of Still Game?

Support and friendship of fellow members.

What do you want to see in the future for Still Game?

To raise its profile.


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Name:  Paul

Likes: Fishing, Walking, Badminton, Canal Trip.

How did you get involved in Still Game?

Gemma told me

What do you get out of Still Game?

Information, an advocate, enjoyment

What do you want to see in the future for Still Game?

Progressing further.


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Name: Richard

Likes: Watching sport on TV, Listening to the radio in the morning.

How did you get involved in Still Game?  Lyndsay McDonald told me.

What have Still Game achieved so far?

We took part in the AGM.

What do you get out of Still Game?

I enjoy coming and look forward to coming.

What do you want to see in the future for Still Game?

I would like to see more people coming.

Any plans for the future?

Just want to live a day at a time.  I am going to London and hope to go to Wembley.


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Name: Tam

Likes: A voice for us, help when we need it, people turning up on time.

How did you get involved in Still Game?  When I was made unemployed in January 2010.

What have Still Game achieved so far?

Giving us a voice.

What do you get out of Still Game?

Being more confident.

What do you want to see in the future for Still Game?

To achieve what we say.

Any plans for the future?

To get no more than is deserved.


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Name: Douglas

Likes: Football, Quizzes, Meeting people.

How did you get involved in Still Game?  My advocacy worker, Andy told me about it.

What have Still Game achieved so far?

Good workshop on the Referendum.

What do you get out of Still Game?

Meeting the members and having fun.

What do you want to see in the future for Still Game?

See the group progress.

Any plans for the future?

Stay healthy.