Collecting life stories raising awareness can you help?
This blog – awareness campaign is based on the life stories, thoughts opinions, and words experiences good or bad on families across the UK
The words received to date have been used in reports to government, motions at councils the basis of talks across the NHS, carer groups, events and conferences and the basis for short films all to bring more understanding and help
I truly believe our words can change lives – you can add your words by e mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and my promise to raise the best possible awareness I can as a son
You can view some of the films and work being done at the links below
Members debate Scottish parliament March 20th 2013
Campaign launch film with carers reading from letters (funded Alz Scotland) shown Scottish Parliament
Interview caring for my mum nhsgg&c
“it’s ok to ask “A guide to services in Glasgow narrated by tommy on tour nhsggc
Motion passed Glasgow City Council
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.