This week marks another busy week for the Dementia Carer Voices team. We are delighted to be engaging with some our partners across Europe this week, and Project Engagement Lead Tommy Whitelaw will be back out on tour with 5 talks in Edinburgh, Dundee, Glasgow, Ayr, and Birmingham.
Today, Programme Director Irene Oldfather will be meeting with fellow EUPATI members to discuss developments in medicines and research in the UK.
This afternoon, Tommy will be meeting with Dan Harley from Person Centred Scotland and will also be delivering a series of talks from Wednesday. Firstly on Wednesday morning in Edinburgh at the Improving Links In Primary Care end of project Conference, followed by speaking atthe Care Inspectorate event in Dunblane to speak to staff who work across the offices in communications – development and other back room team members.
Meanwhile, we will also be attending the Cross-Party Group on Dementia which will focus on the design of care homes and the training of care home staff. We’re delighted to have the opportunity to represent carers and their experiences which we have gathered from events, oursurvey and a wealth of heartfelt letters. We feel very privileged to have heard so many moving stories, and to be able to make sure that these stories are listened to.
On Thursday, Tommy will be delivering another two talks, firstly at the Beardmore Conference Centre speaking at the “facing the future together“ event as part of a series of talks across different departments of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. This is followed by the 7th out of a series of 8 talks with NHS Ayrshire and Arran at University hospital Ayr.
Thursday also sees the Human Rights Action Group on Health and Social Care meeting, which includes representatives of a wide range of public and voluntary organisations and engages with people directly affected to ensure actions are informed by lived experiences.