Wednesday, 27 July 2011

A wee round-up of what I've been up to


Busy times! I've been here, there and everywhere over the past couple of weeks. I've been chatting to loads of other carers, which is always a real privilege. I'm even getting used to speaking in public - never thought that would happen!

Since I last updated my wee blog, I've been to:
North Dementia Forum (Bearsden)
North East Carers (Easterhouse)

South West Carers Centre (Govan - with thanks to Quarriers)

Oxford Street Carers (city centre)
South East Carers (Cathcart)

The more talks I do and the more people I get the chance to meet, the more I realise that it's all about making a difference at local level. It's the help and care and support that you get in your own town that's key to it all. Getting your local social work dept, or your local council, or your health board to listen to you - that's what most carers seem to be really interested in. At least, that's what I'm hearing again and again from the carers that I meet.

This week and next week I'm doing my talk to Alzheimer Scotland's Dementia Cafe's in Glasgow. Next week I've got a talk in Springburn too. Tommy's still touring!



PS my cousin took a lovely photo of my wee mum and her sister, Margaret, in Largs last week. Thought it'd be nice to share it.


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