Ceartas

Charity registered in Scotland SC035269

About Ceartas Advocacy

Ceartas Advocacy is a membership organisation. Anyone who has an interest in our work and supports the values that Ceartas promotes can apply to be a member and demonstrate their support of our work.
Members will be kept informed of our work and be able to shape our future work and priorities as we involve our service users and members in our planning. Members can attend our Annual General Meetings, and are eligible to vote to elect our Board of Directors.
Ceartas Advocacy is a member of the Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance (SIAA), and is guided by the SIAA’s principles and values.
Our Mission Statement

“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.”
Outcomes

Our work will be driven by the achievement of the following agreed outcomes:

  1. More people are involved, in control and able to influence decisions affecting them.
  2. Our communities are provided with independent, accessible services which are responsive to their needs.
  3. Our services are continually improving.
    About The Name

Ceartas (cy?-tas – pronounced KEIR-tis) is a Gaelic word meaning ‘equality, justice and fairness’. These are the values which we promote through our work with the people of East Dunbartonshire.

Provision of support for people with dementia. Making sure that the views and opinions of individuals are heard and respected. Support to individuals includes helping with legal and financial affairs, life story work, and accompanying them to appointments and meetings.


Current opportunity

As a Director/Trustee you will be involved in setting the strategic direction and main objectives for Ceartas, and having oversight of its operational, financial and regulatory governance. In this respect, the Board will be supporting the Chief Officer and the Ceartas Team to continue to deliver and develop quality Independent Advocacy Services for those that require these. You will use your specific skills, knowledge or experience to help the Board reach sound decisions. You will provide leadership and challenge in a collegiate and positive way ensuring that people that use our services. are at the core of everything we do. Director/Trustees will: • Contribute to the development of a vital, independent advocacy organisation • Ensure people in East Dunbartonshire get access to services they need and deserve • Receive induction training as well as ongoing training opportunities • Participate in networking and development days with other Board members and Ceartas staff • Work alongside people with similar values and ethos