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Information and Advice for Adults in East Dunbartonshire

Month: July 2017

ASD Parents and Carers Forum this August

Volunteer Hotlist – July 2017

Review of Minor Injuries Services for West Glasgow

The review of the West Glasgow Minor Injuries Unit may affect East Dunbartonshire residents as users of the service.

In summary, it is proposed that the review will look at the options for minor injuries services for people in West Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire and West Dunbartonshire.

It will look at:

  • how accessible minor injuries services are for people in Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • how many people need to use minor injuries services
  • the money required for minor injuries services and
  • how patients and the public will be involved and engaged in this process.

Details of the consultation will be sent around East Dunbartonshire to all areas where the population use the service and will be sent to GP’s, opticians, dental practice, pharmacists, etc.

There will be two public consultation events in early September and all East Dunbartonshire residents are welcome:

Date: Wednesday, 6th September 2017

Time:  7.00pm

Venue: Maryhill Health & Care Centre, 51 Gairbraid Avenue, G20 8FB

or

Date: Tuesday, 12th of September

Time: 1.30pm

Venue: Drumchapel Community Centre, 320 Kinfauns Drive, G15 7HA

 

Click here for further information on how to attend.

 

Have your say in East Dunbartonshire Improvements

East Dunbartonshire Community Planning Partnership are asking you to share your views in regards to the kind of improvements you would like them to make in East Dunbartonshire.

The survey covers area such as:

Economic Growth and Recovery
Employment, Skills and Training
Services for Children and Young People
Safer and Stronger Communities
Health and Wellbeing
Vulnerable People and Carers

 

You can fill in the survey here

Phone Scam: ‘Can you hear me OK?’

‘Can you hear me OK?’

Police are warning the public to avoid answering any phone calls that begin with a question after a number of people in the US have fell victim to scammers. The prospective caller is looking for words key words like ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ which can be used to authorise credit card and utility bill charges.

Full article available here

 

Writer in Residency Opportunity

OPAL partner Ceartas is currently seeking a Writer in Residence to facilitate a creative writing project “My Voice, My Choice”.

Thanks to funding from the Big Lottery, Investing in Ideas Award, Ceartas are delighted to announce that they will be running a Creative Writing Project, My Voice, My Choice, in the autumn of this year.
My Voice, My Choice will encourage participants to explore and use the written word to record their experiences. Facilitating a group which supports people to tell their stories in this new format will help to develop confidence and empower members of the community who often feel discriminated against or excluded.

This project will culminate in a publication which will be used to challenge and break down the stigma around “service user land” and associated conditions. The publication will also be used as a tool to raise awareness and understanding of the benefits of independent advocacy, by giving examples of advocacy within context that will help explain just how advocacy can support you.

You can download the Writer In Residence Role Description here, if you would like to chat about the project or the role, please call Sharon Bairden on 0141 775 0433 or email sbairden@ceartas.org.uk.

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