Press Release, 3rd September 2013
Carers Parliament Gets A Good Report
A recently published report on the 2012 Carers Parliament has been welcomed by Duncan McNeil MSP. Duncan, who is the Convenor of the Health and Sport Committee, helped get the inaugural Carers Parliament off the ground and chaired some of the sessions at the daylong event.
Local carer, Christina Boyd, went along to the first ever Carers Parliament and is particularly pleased with the report:
“This is a really comprehensive report running to almost 100 pages and it covers all the issues carers raised throughout the day. It shows that the Scottish Parliament really listened to us and is committed to supporting carers and improving services for us, and our loved ones.
Greenock and Inverclyde MSP Duncan McNeil added:
“The report gives you a real feel for how people view the Scottish Parliament’s carers’ strategy. There’s a lot we’ve got right, but we must listen to the experiences of real carers and provide them with what they need, not what we think they should have.
“I’m pleased to say the Carers Parliament proved so successful that it will now be an annual event. The next one takes place in October, and I’m looking forward to hearing about the progress that’s been made and meeting more carers from Inverclyde.”