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  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Human rights
  • Mental health
  • Older people / later life
  • Physical disabilities
  • Substance misuse

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Ceartas provides an indpendent 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.


Ceartas provides Independent Advocacy for adults over the age of 16 who live in East Dunbartonshire. Independent Advocacy helps you make your voice stronger and seeks to ensure you have as much control over your life as possible. It is called independent because advocacy is separate from services such as social work, health and other support services.

An Advocacy Worker will:
- Always try to find out what you want
- Help you find out information about your options
-  Ensure you have time to think about your choices
-  Help you tell other people what you want to happen
-  Always listen to you without judging you

Ceartas strives to make out service as accessible as we can and use a routes into advocacy model, offering a number of collective and peer support opportunities across East Dunbartonshire with the aim of building relationships with individuals outwith times of crisis, in addition to providing ongoing support for individuals outwith 1:1 advocacy support.

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