With great thanks and respect to Vanessa Garrity directorate lead nurse mental health leeds and York PTF. For arranging the opportunety for me to speak to the team at Mount hospital NHS trust on October 8th
I have been invited to speak at a NHS England policy directorate event in Leeds on the 9th and Vanessa kindly answered my plea for any other opportunities to raise awareness and speak as a son whilst in Leeds
Thank you Vanessa and all involved for the support ,kindness and effort to arrange this
Also looking forward to meeting Vanessa and some other inspiring people from leeds Anne Cooper and Angela Legge who I have been following and chatting to via twitter
Tuesday the 8th of October 2013 1.30 – 3pm
The Mount - General Meeting Room.
Tommy is coming to speak to staff in our trust about his experiences (son, carer & campaigner) and the work he is doing to inform changes in dementia care. Tommy has been working tirelessly to have the feedback, concerns and views of carer’srecognised in informing future service provision and in empowering carer’s themselves.
Carer’s play a crucial role in supporting care. Tommy’s story highlights that it is in everyone’s interest that they are properly supported.
His work was shared across a number of NHS GGC hospital sites during Carer’s Week 2013 to help raise awareness amongst staff about the importance of supporting carer’s in contributing to delivering person-centredcare. In order to care safely and in good health, carer’s need information, support, respect and recognition.Tommy’s story highlights that taking on a caring role can sometimes mean facing periods of isolation, frustration and loneliness. Many carers struggle alone and do not know that help is available to them. Tommy’s situation highlights how getting access to the right information at the right time can be vital in helping manage the impact of caring.
More inform about Tommy & his work can be found at: