Independent Advocacy and Physical Disability:
Ceartas provides Independent Advocacy to people in East Dunbartonshire with Physical Disabilities.
Independent Advocacy is a way for people with Physical Disabilities to get information about their rights, about the services and support they can access, to have as much control as possible over their lives, and to make sure their voices are heard properly.
Ceartas can support people with Physical Disabilities with issues like:
- Accessing disability support services.
- Housing and Workplace support.
- Upholding rights under Equalities legislation.
Ceartas can support people with Physical Disabilities by giving them information about their options and their rights, supporting them with accessing services and support, and making sure they get the help they really want.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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!
Thanks for discussing things and then sending us some information in the post: we have now started the Power of Attorney process.
I can pick up the phone and advocacy support is always there, ready to listen and help me understand things better.
It’s a really tricky role you’ve had in this case but you’ve done so effectively.
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.
After waiting months, you got the ball rolling with a number of things and for that I thank you.
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.
Thank you for your prompt and informative reply. It’s appreciated more than you will know.
When I call Ceartas everyone is always so kind and helpful. They are all a really good group of people.