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