Monday, 10 July 2017
In 2011 Tommy produced a short film in conjunction with Alzheimer Scotland. The video, which was later shown at the Scottish Parliament, includes families and carers reading from the letters they sent him during his dementia awareness tour of Scotland’s towns and cities. To view the FILM http://tv.enterprisescreen.co.uk/watch?v=347
Interview for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Patients’ Stories Library
The NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde's Patients' Stories Library for Hospital Staff aims to use patients’ and carers’ experiences to look at how acute services can be improved.
Tommy shared his story with frontline staff working across NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, including the Ward staff that cared for his mother at the Southern General hospital. His film interview was also shown across a number of NHSGGC hospital sites during Carers Week 2013 to help raise awareness amongst staff about the importance of supporting carers in contributing to delivering person centred care. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36_Y_3y0yXM
It’s Ok to Ask for Help!
The It’s Ok to Ask DVD produced by NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Glasgow City Council, The Alliance and Alzheimer Scotland uses carers’ experiences to highlight the benefits of using carer support services in Glasgow, and encourages people to ask for help. Tommy Whitelaw, Alliance Scotland, shares experiences of looking after a partner, parent, relative, friend or neighbour with dementia. Other carers tell us about help they get from support services in Glasgow. FILM http://youtu.be/u2BAxSCcic0
'On the Couch' with Tommy Whitelaw filmed interview NHS Scotland Conference June 2015
Speaking Care Inspectorate Seminar
Published on 7 Nov 2013
Tommy recently spoke to our inspection team to talk about his experiences of caring for his mum Joan Whitelaw, who died last year after living with dementia for several years. He spoke about the difficulties he had getting the right services for his mum at the right time and how this led him to take his dementia awareness campaign "On Tour"
Tuesday, 4 July 2017
Monday, 3 July 2017
Tommy will be delivering two sessions on Monday 3rd July 2017 at the Clinical Education Centre Southport District General Hospital
All staff and members of the public are more than welcome to attend either session.
Times are 10am-12pm or 2.15 pm -4pm
For more information and to book your place,
Please contact Sue Johnson or Michelle Kitson,
Matron Quality and Performance
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
Sunday, 2 July 2017
Thank you 80,000 people, Thank you for the 14,000 personal pledges
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 more than 14,000 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
This week Dementia Carer Voices is going to the Scottish Parliament to celebrate the over 14,000 we have received over the years on our ‘Y...
Tommy’s speech, providing a carer’s perspective, on the theme of “ No – one ever asked ” highlighted the transformational impact that ...
Hi I just miss my mum so much .I have been pottering around the house all morning as I do most weekends and evenings and ther is a feeli...