Monthly Archives: September 2013

Annual General Meeting

Yesterday was our 21st Annual General Meeting, which was a great opportunity to summarise everything we have achieved over the past year, and what we are working towards for next year. We had a variety of speakers on the day. Moira Nicolson, our director reported on the main highlights for us as an organisation over the past year. These are: • Service expansion across all regions we work in: Glasgow, North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire and East Renfrewshire (see our website for full details of service criteria) • Maintaining our service quality • Supporting 2000+ clients over the year • Continuing (and expanding!) work by our Engagement and Involvement team • Working towards creating our own accreditation programme Simon Malzer, a researcher who has been working with us on a project spoke about the work we have been doing to engage with older people from the ethnic minority communities in Glasgow’s Southside. Diane and Francis gave an update on the work Listen Up Lanarkshire have been doing over the past year. To close we had some poetry from Jo McFarlane. If you want to read more about Jo you can view her website here. We would like to thank everyone that has Continue Reading >

September Weekend Holiday

The Advocacy Project office will be closed for the September weekend holiday on Friday 27th September and Monday 30th September. We’ll be open again on Tuesday 1st October as usual.

Quarterly update September 2013

  Welcome to our first quarterly update! In our updates you can find information of training, conferences and outreach our staff have attended, as well as any other news from our office Training Introduction to Personality disorder training hosted by Penumbra – attended by five members of staff from all teams, this training was to recognise different personality disorders and how those diagnosed can be affected by their diagnosis and treated by mental health professionals Boundaries training day hosted by NHS – we had members from across the organisation attend this day. The aim of this training was to understand boundaries between professionals and clients, and recognising everyone has a different perspective Our Engagement and Involvement team attended an IRISS event called ‘Tuning in: the social power of music’ which showed ways in which music making can be used as a tool to engage with people in a group setting. Ann from the team also supported Idem, a board member of the Learning Disability Alliance, to attend an event at the Scottish Parliament where he shared his experiences of welfare reform Two members of our Glasgow and East Renfrewshire Team hosted a stall at Auchenback community safety day. This is an Continue Reading >