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First ever virtual Carers Parliament planned

06 October 2020

The first virtual Carers Parliament will take place across three days 16, 17 and 25 November.  Organised by Carers Scotland on behalf of the national carer organisations and funded by the Scottish Government, the Carers Parliament provides a space for carers and young carers from across Scotland to tell policy and decision makers how caring affects their lives.

On Days 1 and 2, carers and young carers from across Scotland will have the opportunity to take part in workshops ranging from the social care review to financial inequality and from human rights to mental health and wellbeing. 

Also on Day 2, the event will feature a webinar from Professor Jason Leitch, Clinical Director for the Scottish Government talking about “Managing risk and decision making in a COVID world”. 

On Day Three, the main event will take place with interviews from carers, a presentation by young carers, with a keynote address from Joe Fitzpatrick, Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing.  This will be followed by a panel discussion with questions from carers to the Minister, as well as COSLA’s Councillor Stuart Currie, Clare Haughey, Minister for Mental Health and Dundee Carers Centre’s CEO Lucinda Godfrey.

Following the main event, we’ll host a range of information and wellbeing rooms where carers can take part in activities, hear about services and supports or simply have a chat.

Find out more about all that is happening and how to book at: https://bit.ly/3liuhbd

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