Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Carers Legislation Event 24 March 2014 Dundee by tweet

Storify of Carers Legislation Event 24 March 2014 in Dundee 

organised by Dundee Carers Centre, funded by NHS Tayside

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As an unpaid carer, of two sons who have mental disorder labels (in Dundee and Fife), and now a mental health activist and campaigner, I am very interested in the rights of carers and the cared-for, and therefore legislation in respect of carers in Scotland.  I participated at the first ever Carers Parliament in Scottish Parliament, 1 October 2012, then again took part in the second Carers Parliament on 1 October 2013 in the Hub, Castlehill, Edinburgh, along with a hundred or more carers, about 80% of us women, and some from other countries in Europe. The Programme theme was 'Your Rights' and First Minister Alex Salmond was the surprise keynote speaker, intimating the launch that day of the Statement of Intent for Carers and Young Carers. 

Alex Salmond FM at Carers Parliament 2013 launching Statement of Intent for Carers and Young Carers





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