Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Motion Edinburgh city council today

With thanks to Maureen child and all who passed
Tommy
Services Provided to Carers of those Suffering from Dementia – Motion by Councillor Child

Councillor Child had submitted the following motion in terms of Standing Order 28:

“Committee recognises the inspirational efforts of Tommy Whitelaw in raising awareness of the issues effecting the carers and families of people suffering from Dementia through his "Tommy on Tour" campaign, supported by Alzheimer's Scotland.

Committee therefore agrees to set-up a Cross Party Working Group to engage with carers and to ensure that the services provided to carers are appropriate to the needs of the carers and those suffering from Dementia.”

Decision

1)      To recognise the inspirational efforts of Tommy Whitelaw in raising awareness of the issues affecting the carers and families of people suffering from dementia through his “Tommy on Tour” campaign, supported by Alzheimer’s Scotland.

2)      To ask the Director of Health and Social Care to report back on the issue of dementia to the next meeting of the Committee.



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