Still Game is a Peer Support group for people who have been through advocacy with Ceartas, and that wish to stay connected to the organisation.
Although we offer support to people living with dementia and memory issues at the De Cafés; and also to people affected by Acquired Brain Injury at the ABI Café; there are a number of other people who have been through the service but do not fit into either of those categories.
As well as members bringing their own issues and interests to the group, Still Game has regular invited speakers, who speak on subjects like:
- Welfare Reform and Universal Credit.
- Improving Diet and Exercise.
- Accessing other services.
- Community Safety.
This enables the group to stay up-to-date with developments, to engage in Collective Advocacy where they can, and if necessary it is a route into Independent Advocacy.
Still Game is a vibrant and enthusiastic group, and many of its members regard it as a high point of the calendar month. Still Game meets at the Ceartas offices in McGregor House on the first Tuesday of the month between 12:00 – 2:00pm. A light lunch is provided.
Please contact Ceartas for more information about Still Game.
Thank you for your prompt and informative reply. It’s appreciated more than you will know.
I am usually apprehensive about contacting organisations in fear of being passed pillar to post. I was delighted when I contacted Ceartas: although I didn’t need advocacy, you talked me through local services that I needed.
After waiting months, you got the ball rolling with a number of things and for that I thank you.
Thank you for your support at the last meeting. It’s great having somebody independent in my corner: not sure what I would have done or where I would be otherwise.
It's really nice to know that someone is listening to me and taking me seriously. Other people seem to think that my problems are trivial and aren't worth bothering about, but that is not true. My Advocacy Worker helped me to make my point in such a way that I couldn't be ignored, and now things are starting to improve as a result.
Even a ten minute chat on the phone made me feel so much better. I was becoming frustrated and annoyed at not getting what I needed from services, but talking to my Advocacy Worker kept me grounded and stopped me from losing the rag with anyone.
I didn't know that there was anything I could do about my situation, let alone that I had options. I feel so much better knowing that I can turn to Ceartas for information when I need it.
Thanks for discussing things and then sending us some information in the post: we have now started the Power of Attorney process.
There is always someone there at Ceartas for me, no matter who takes the call.
I live quite a long distance away from my sister. When she needed to get some more support in place for her dementia, the information about local services and support that you were able to give me was invaluable. I can't thank you enough.
Thanks so much, this is almost a miracle! Can you do anything for Partick Thistle while you’re at it?
Absolutely thrilled with the service. I wish my family all stayed in East Dunbartonshire and could access it!
I felt like I was facing a brick wall until I started receiving support and information from Ceartas. The outcome of that has led to a much better relationship with the rest of the family, and now we are all pulling in the same direction.
When I call Ceartas everyone is always so kind and helpful. They are all a really good group of people.
It’s a really tricky role you’ve had in this case but you’ve done so effectively.
I can pick up the phone and advocacy support is always there, ready to listen and help me understand things better.