You Can Make A Difference: Tommy Whitelaw Dementia Carer Voices
Location: University of Bradford, Horton Barn
Date and Time:
Mon 12 Mar 2018, 13:45 - 16:00
We are proud to host Tommy Whitelaw, UK Project Lead for Dementia Carer Voices who will be talking about making a difference and turning good intentions into purposeful actions.
For five years he was a full-time carer for his late mother, Joan, who had Vascular Dementia, and in 2011 Tommy undertook a walk around Scotland’s towns and cities to collect hundreds of life story letters detailing the experiences of individuals caring for a loved one living with dementia.
Tommy’s passion for his work and the Dementia Carer Voices Project has not gone unnoticed. He was the winner of the ‘Age Scotland Jess Barrow Award’ in 2013; Finalist Campaigner of the year 2013 for ‘The Herald Scottish Politician of the Year Awards’, won the NHSGGC Chairman’s Ambassador Award 2013 and in 2015, Tommy was awarded the ‘British Citizen’s Medal for Services to Healthcare’ in recognition of his work to raise awareness of dementia and promote a fuller understanding of the carer journey.
Most recently, Tommy has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Kate Granger awards 2016 and received an Honorary Master of the Open University for Health, Social Care, Education and Policy making influence.
**This event is open to staff and students at the University of Bradford only.**