Ceartas user involvement group “Still Game” had their official unveiling last week when they gave a short presentation to the staff of Ceartas. “Still Game” is a group of current and former service users from Ceartas who have been working hard over the last month as they presented their views on current Ceartas services and why Ceartas is important to them.
David Douglas from Heartfelt has worked with “Still Game” over the last couple of months building up their confidence and presentation skills. He also consulted the group on their views of the services they use and what their experience of using Ceartas has been like and supported the group to formulate this feedback into a presentation.
And why “Still Game”? The group chose this name as each have been through tough times in their lives but are still able to have a laugh! And want now to contribute to Ceartas, be supported to influence other services and ultimately have a real say in Ceartas. So in fact the presentation to staff was not the end of the process rather the beginning and we look forward to seeing how “Still Game” develops…
Pictured above with Rona and Pauline from “Still Game” are David Douglas from Heartfelt and Gemma Graham, Ceartas Advocacy Worker.