Thursday, 12 June 2014

Speaking; celebrating Carers Week with Borders Voluntary Care June 13th


A big thank you to Kathleen Travers and all the team from BordersVoluntary Care Voice
for the kind invite to speak at their carers week event on June 13th 

I am really  looking forward to attending the event ,meeting all the team ,carers and families who attend 

thank you Kathleen for the kind invite 

you can get more information Borders voluntary care HERE  

carers-week-poster2Borders Voluntary Care Voice, in partnership with NHS Borders and Borders Carers Centre, is hosting a special members’ network event, at Tweed Horizons on Friday, 13th June, to celebrate Carers Week 2014.
Speakers will include Tommy Whitelaw, from Dementia Carer Voices and John Raine, Chair of NHS Borders.
Tommy Whitelaw spent five years as full-time carer for his late mother Joan who had vascular dementia.
His experiences during this period drove him to start an awareness campaign across Scotland’s towns and cities in 2011, collecting hundreds of life story letters from carers detailing the issues they face in caring for a loved one living with dementia.
Since then, he has engaged with thousands of carers through his ‘Tommy on Tour’ blog. This is Tommy’s first visit to the Scottish Borders since he started his campaign.
Details of other speakers, workshops and activities will be announced soon.
The free event, which will run from 10.30am until 3pm is open to health and social care workers and volunteers, unpaid carers and service users. Lunch is included.
Places are limited, and priority will be given to individual and organisational members of Borders Voluntary Care Voice.
Click here to book a place via Eventbrite.
Carers can get help with respite and/or transport. If you are an organisation, please let us know if you want a stall on the day.
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