News

ALLIANCE Live round up 18 – 24 June

Type: News Item Date Published: 24th June 2020
Graphic reads: ALLIANCE Live weekly round up

In the last week, ALLIANCE Live released interviews on social care, disabled people's experiences and Community Links Practitioners.

Being a Community Links Practitioner during COVID-19

In this ALLIANCE Live, three of the ALLIANCE’s own Community Links Practitioners Chris Flynn, Jeff Macdonald and Janine Aitken discuss the role of a Community Links Practitioner, how COVID-19 has impacted this and their considerations for moving into the “new reality”.

You can watch this ALLIANCE Live on YouTube (this link will take you away from our website).

Exploring the issues facing disabled people during COVID-19

In this episode, Morven Brooks, Chief Executive Officer of Disability Equality Scotland, and tells us about the organisation’s work and its recent survey into disabled people’s experiences of physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

You can now listen to this podcast on AnchorFM (this link will take you away from our website) and read the transcript of this recording on the ALLIANCE website (this link will take you away from our website).

Social care in the third sector and looking to the future 

In this ALLIANCE Live podcast we sit down with Annie Gunner Logan, the Director of the Coalition of Care and Support Provider’s in Scotland (CCPS). Annie discusses the range of issues unfolding with social care in the third sector, what’s happening now, but also what’s needed for a positive future.

You can now listen to this podcast on AnchorFM (this link will take you away from our website) and read the transcript of this recording on the ALLIANCE website (this link will take you away from our website).

Wellbeing Wednesday on managing chronic pain with Gillian 

In this Wellbeing Wednesday podcast, Gillian Shirreffs, PhD student at the University of Glasgow shares her story as a person with lived experience of chronic illness. Gillian reads some of her writing that has helped her navigate her diagnosis. The words offer an insight into how creativity has played a role in her management of pain and gives her own tips ahead of her workshop with Glasgow Women’s Library.

You can now listen to this podcast on AnchorFM (this link will take you away from our website).

Read more about Gillian’s work in her article Subject-Verb-Object’ on ThePolyphony (this link will take you away from our website) where she further reflects on writing to manage chronic pain and the need to renegotiate the objectifying medical gaze.
We thought you might also like: