Tuesday, 25 April 2017
Wednesday, 19 April 2017
With Great thanks to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon for taking the time to meet with me on April 27th
I am so very honoured and grateful for this opportunity to meet and update on my work and hopes for the future.
When campaigning whilst caring for my wonderful mum Joan, I was so very honoured to meet back then on quite a few occasions, to share the letters that I received and our personal experiences of Mum living with dementia and my own as a full time Carer.
A month before my mum passed away the First Minister ( then Deputy First Minister) took time to,in private visit my mum at our home and hold my mums hand. A day that I will never forget
I am so very Grateful for this opportunity to meet again,update on all that has happened since, and share my hopes for the future.
Thank you First Minister for this kind opportunity.
Thank you from a son
Monday, 10 April 2017
The ALLIANCE MEMBERSHIP
The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (The ALLIANCE) is the national third sector intermediary for a wealth of health and social care organisations. It brings together over 1,900 members, including a large network of national and local third sector organisations, associates in the statutory and private sectors and individuals.
The ALLIANCE’s vision is for a Scotland where people of all ages who are disabled or living with long-term conditions, and unpaid carers, have a strong voice and enjoy the right to live well, as equal and active citizens, free from discrimination, with access to support and services that put them at the centre.
The ALLIANCE has three core aims; we seek to:
• Ensure people are at the centre: that their voices, expertise and rights drive policy and sit at the heart of design, delivery and improvement of support and services;
• Support transformational change: shifting towards approaches that work with individual and community assets; helping people to stay well, supporting human rights, self management, co-production and independent living;
• Champion and support the third sector: as a vital strategic and service delivery partner, and also foster better cross-sector understanding and partnership.
For more inforamtion and how to join can be found at: http://membership.alliance-scotland.org.uk/
#peopleatthecentre #howtojoin #benefits #makingadifference
Thursday, 6 April 2017
Wednesday, 5 April 2017
The Dementia Carer Voices team would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has made a pledge as part of the ‘You Can Make a Difference’ campaign and we are absolutely delighted to have received 13,000 pledges! This is an incredible milestone, and is only possible due to the commitment and compassion from everyone who has attended a talk or read about the campaign and made a promise to make a positive difference in the lives of people with dementia and their carers.
You can meet every person and read every pledge via the links below
You can read Case Studies on the different ways people are putting pledges into practice at the link HERE