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  • Neurological Alliance of Scotland - How to Support Care Partners with Neurological Conditions

    Created: 11/01/2024
    News/Events Category: Training and Learning
    This item will show under the following categories: Health and Social Care  

    When: 11.30 - 1.00, Wednesday 07 February 2024
    Where: Online
    This event is being organised by Neurological Alliance of Scotland
    This particular event is free to attend, so no payment is required.


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    It is estimated that there are more than 800,000 unpaid carers in Scotland, which has a population of 5.5 million. Unpaid carers are recognised as supporting the very backbone of society, with the economic value of unpaid care in Scotland estimated to be £13.1bn per year, and yet the systems set up to support them are complex and time-consuming.

    This is particularly true for those who care for people with a neurological condition. Supporting someone with a neurological condition can be particularly challenging for unpaid carers. Conditions that impact the brain, spine and nervous system are very varied and can have a wide range of impacts. Many conditions are poorly understood and have limited treatments. Access to care and support can also be very complicated and services are often lacking.

    Who should attend?

    This is an interactive panel event for Neurological Alliance of Scotland charity members and anyone who works at a carers centre in Scotland.

    About the Event

    Panelists each come with a different perspective, designed to cast a 360-degree look at how they can better support care partners of those with neurological conditions and to shed light on what it is to care for someone with a neurological condition.

    The panelists are:

    • Becky Duff, Director for Scotland of the Carers Trust
    • Cathie Quinn, experienced care partner, and organiser of a Carers Support Group and Side by Side, a free course to help those who know/live/work with someone with Parkinson’s and who want to learn more about the professional help, drugs, benefits and support available.
    • Carolanne Christie, experienced care partner and Carer Information and Engagement Programme Lead with Carers Together, supporting unpaid carers in North Lanarkshire.
    • Phelim O'Toole, Manager at Headway Edinburgh Group, providing person-centred rehabilitation for adults with an acquired brain injury for Edinburgh and the Lothians.

    They will start with an introduction from each of the panelists, followed by a Q&A which will then be opened to the floor. The event will be recorded and made available to NAoS members and carers centre staff afterwards.




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