Sunday, 21 October 2012

Today 1st meeting of GCC Dementia working group on my motion passed back in Feb at City Chambers

Back in February I had a motion passed at Glasgow city council to look at dementia and caring across all areas they cover, on October 22nd the first meeting will tale place to set up the working group with the view to the workings of this group and taking the findings to the Scottish Government at the end of the project The first meeting at the city chambers will be with Cllr Kerr Ann Cumming SW, Anne Marie Simpson and I to discuss how the project will run and start a working process with the inclusion of carers and carer representatives across Glasgow
My life stories will form part of this paper and I will be travelling to meet carer groups and families across Glasgow over the next weeks and months to discuss this, you can send you’re thoughts opinions or life story to  or get in touch and I will come and meet you
I hope you will get in touch and make this all it can be and hope you will share this with others
Thank you
Council recognizes 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
Council 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 and that the Working Group’s findings be presented by Council to the Scottish Government.


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