Ceartas works with secondary schools in East Dunbartonshire that educate young people with additional support needs. Many of the pupils in these schools receive Children’s Services, and between the ages of sixteen and nineteen we aim to support them and their parents and guardians to make transition into Adult Services.
We support people with issues like:
- Information about Guardianship.
- Planning their Adult Support Package.
- Understanding Self-Directed Support options.
By getting involved with young adults at an early stage, we aim to provide a source of continuity as they make the transition from school and Children’s Services into Adult Services, Further Education and adult Day Opportunities.
For more information about our Education Outreach and Transitions Support, please contact Ceartas here.
When I call Ceartas everyone is always so kind and helpful. They are all a really good group of people.
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 can pick up the phone and advocacy support is always there, ready to listen and help me understand things better.
Thanks so much, this is almost a miracle! Can you do anything for Partick Thistle while you’re at it?
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 a really tricky role you’ve had in this case but you’ve done so effectively.
There is always someone there at Ceartas for me, no matter who takes the call.
Absolutely thrilled with the service. I wish my family all stayed in East Dunbartonshire and could access it!
After waiting months, you got the ball rolling with a number of things and for that I thank you.
Thank you for your prompt and informative reply. It’s appreciated more than you will know.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 for discussing things and then sending us some information in the post: we have now started the Power of Attorney process.