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Brexit – What Matters to You – A Local Conversation in Falkirk

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Join us on the 15th May for a discussion in Falkirk, considering Brexit and its impact on employment, health and your local community

The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) is hosting an event at Falkirk Trinity Church on the 15th May, seeking local views on Brexit.

We will be joined by Fiona Hyslop MSP, the Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, who will provide an update on where negotiations stand at this point.

At such a significant time in the Brexit negotiations, local communities and the third sector have a critical leadership role to play in shaping the debate across Scotland.

Debate so far has largely taken place at a strategic level, but these events will give local people the chance to correct this and have their voices heard. Their contributions will then feed directly into negotiations at a national level.

Each local conversation will have its own theme, with our evening in Falkirk examining the potential impact leaving the European Union may have on employment in Scotland. However, we do not expect discussions to be restricted to this topic alone.

Our initial Town Hall Conversation in Campbeltown covered a wide range of subject areas from immigration, to farming, to regulation. However, interestingly, a lot of people who attended raised issues which we had already heard from a survey of our members, which you can read here. People were concerned about the future of the health and social care workforce, youth engagement and the overwhelming feeling of uncertainty engulfing the debate.

Following on from this initial event, we are hoping for similar engagement in Falkirk. We would love for you to be able to join us and have your say!

You can sign up to attend here on Eventbrite.

Tea, coffee and sandwiches will be available for all attendees. If you require any further information, please contact Matthew Hilferty on matthew.hilferty@alliance-scotland.org.uk or 0141 404 0231

Places are limited so an early reply would be welcome.