Tuesday, 14 May 2013

ITINERARY January – June 2013 mid term report

ITINERARY January – June 2013


·       My blog gets 9500 hits per month sitting on 101, 000 views at the moment.
·       My film on a separate server has had nearly 40,000 views.
·       The story of my campaign, my film and blog is now on 30 sites across the world.
·       I have had articles in most national newspapers and have received hundreds of life stories to date.

Update on where I am at since receiving funding at the beginning of 2013:

January 4th Meeting with Glasgow Carer Champion Dr Christopher Mason at Alliance office.

January 7th - Article on campaign STV local.

January 9th - Meeting with Samantha Flowers re Art project then with Councillor Kerr re Carer Engagement.

January 10th - Attending Dementia Dialogue event Paisley (a discussion on Scotland’s Dementia Strategy).

January 15th - Meeting with Emma PRTFC.

 January 16th - Meeting Prof Debbie Tolson UWS.

January 17th - AM speaking at RAD Directorate Victoria Infirmary to assistant charge nurses then through to Parliament to meet CAB sec for health Alex Neil 1pm. Also meeting later with Jackson Carlaw (Con) 2:30pm.  Jim Hume (Lib Dem) 2pm and Jackie Baillie 4pm.

January 21st - AM meeting Linda Pollok carers.

January 22nd - PM meeting Daniel NHS Community Engagement Team.

January 22nd - Meeting Jim Pearson Alzheimer Scotland.

January 24th - Attending GNEC meeting.

January 30th - Meeting re Carer Engagement Film City Chambers with NHS GG*C CHP.

January 31st - Meeting art in the Gart.


February 2nd - Speaking at Healthcare Conference Biggar via Jim Hume Lib – dem Healthcare spokesperson.

February 3rd - Time TBC interview with Sally Magnuson BBC radio Scotland re- Aired.

February 5th - Meeting Baillieston Community Carer.

February 6th - Meeting carers Alzheimer Scotland South Ayrshire Carer Group.

February 11th - Meeting Gail Glasgow South - West Carers. 

February 15th – Speaking at Caledonian University 3rd year mental health students.

February 15th - TTBC meeting Carer Engagement Film.

February 18th - Meeting CAB (Morning).

February 18th - Meeting at Cardonald College re talks.

February 19th - Speaking at South Ayrshire Carer’s Dementia Awareness Day.

February 20th – Speaking to 1st year mental health nursing student’s Caledonian University.

February 21st - Attending Carers Link Milngavie.

February 21st - Meeting new Carer Engagement Film – “ITS OK TO ASK”.

February 22nd – Scottish Dementia Working Group Glasgow City Council 2nd meeting as per my motion passed. 

February 26th - Stand at Murryfield via Prof June Andrews.

February 26th - Meeting Prof Debbie Tolson re book.

March 2nd - Attending Dementia Dialogue Event.

March 3rd - Attending GCU healthcare event.

March 4th - Meeting Care Inspectorate.

March 5th - Speaking at Cardonald College.

March 5th - Speaking at Sothern General Hospital.

March 7th - Attending Steering Group Art in the Gart.

March 8th - Conference at City Chambers NHS GG*C caring for older people.

March 11th - Speaking Cardonald College.

March 12th - Speaking Caledonian University.

March 13th - Attending Human Rights Conference GCU.

March 14th - Speaking at Lockerbie Carer’s Dementia Group.

March 15th - Speaking at Ayr College Mental Health Students.

March 20th - Members Debate at Scottish Parliament Dementia Carer Voices. 

March 21st - Attending with stand SDRCN Conference Stirling.

March 22nd - Speaking at SDRCN Conference Stirling also having stand.

March 26th - Filming “it’s OK to ask”

March 27th - Filming “it’s OK to ask”

March 28th – Speaking at Reid Kerr College. 

April 1st - Re –airing BBC interview with Sally Magnusson.

April 3rd - Filming interview NHSGG&C Community Engagement team - A case study caring for mum.

April 4th – Attending/Speaking at event N/Ayrshire Dementia support services.

April 9th 16th 23rd 30th - Speaking to staff Southern General Hospital.

April 10th - Meeting mental Health civil servants office. 

April 12th - Meeting David Roxburgh in Ayr.

April 19th – Morning speaking Alzheimer Show London.

April 19th – Afternoon speaking Camden town hall Dementia Awareness event via Mayor Camden.

April 20th - Speaking at Labour Party Conference via Jackie Baillie. 

April 22nd - Speaking for Christine Hoy Link Workers 1pm.

April 22nd - Meeting Con Gillespie office NHS head nursing.

April 24th – Speaking at Life Changes Trust Launch.

May 1st - Alliance Conference Perth hosting Dementia Carer Voices workshop.

May 2nd – Speaking/Attending carer’s strategy event N/ Ayrshire council.

May 3rd - Final filming “it’s ok to ask” NHSGG&C.

May 7th - Speaking Reid Kerr College morning.

May 7th - Meeting Julie Christie afternoon.  

May 17th – GCC dementia working group as per my motion

June 13th – Speaking, Aberdeenshire carers.

June 4th - Meeting Care inspectorate

June 10th – launch our story (Thomas &mum) DVD NHSgg&c

June 12th Attending Carer event hosted Alex Neil Cab Sec for Health

June 13th – launch “it’s OK to ask DVD NHSgg&c

  June  2oth – Presentation board RCN

On-Going Projects 

·       Academic/Educational paper with a leading university on the life stories.

·       Carer Engagement Film working title “it’s ok to ask”

·       Glasgow City Council Dementia Working Group based on my motion passed last February.

·       March/April Filming “its ok to ask” a new Carer Engagement Film with NHSGG&C –CHP


I have many talks lined up across the NHS and Universities based on caring for my mum and the life stories.
You can help make all of the above all they can be by sharing you’re story, thoughts, opinions or experiences good or bad at tommy@i-woz-there.com

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