Ceartas Advocacy provides Independent Advocacy to adults living in East Dunbartonshire. We prioritise working with people who have particular support needs: Acquired Brain Injury; Addictions; Autism Spectrum; Additional Communication Needs; Dementia; Learning Disability; Mental Health; Older people; Physical Disability; and Sensory Impairment.
Some of the most common areas of work we are involved in are: Detentions and Tribunals under the Mental Health Act, Guardianship and Adults With Incapacity, Power of Attorney, PIP and ESA Assessments, Investigations and Case Conferences under the Adult Support and Protection Act, Children’s Hearings and Children’s Panels.
Ceartas provides an advocacy service for people in East Dunbartonshire irrespective of their cultural background, gender, beliefs or sexuality.
We are committed to providing a service based on the principles of equality, fairness and justice. We strive to ensure that the views and opinions of individuals are heard and respected, affecting in a positive way the lives of people using the service.
We have a responsibility to provide this service, ensuring the rights of individuals are always central, in compliance with national advocacy standards.
- To ensure more people are involved, in control and able to influence decisions affecting them.
- To provide independent accessible services which are responsive to the needs of the people and communities we serve.
- To enhance the effectiveness and sustainability of Ceartas services.