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Carer Voices marks 130 days of impact during the pandemic

Section: People and NetworksType: News Item Date Published: 23rd July 2020

Read a snapshot of the Carer Voices project outreach - the partnerships formed and the people they've supported in the last 130 days.

It has now been 130 days since COVID-19 forced Scotland into an unprecedented lockdown. From then to now, the virus and the pandemic has changed everything including ways of working and reaching communities. However, the importance of person centred care has never been more important.

The Carer Voices project has marked 130 days of working remotely by looking back on some of the key achievements and impact made during the last few months in their response to COVID.

Project Lead, Tommy Whitelaw shared: “One of the key aspects of our Carer Voices project has been our outreach and engagement over the last years reaching 200,000 people at 950 talks and collecting 30,000 what matters to you pledges and stories from health and social professionals and students. Creating a platform for carers and families to share experiences as highlighted in our new published impact report. With COVID and Government guidelines and restrictions, as a team we have adapted quickly to keep partnership working and people at the heart of all that we do. Our COVID response for the first 130 days I hope highlights that people are at the centre of the work of the Carer Voices team. It’s always about people and relationships.”

You can read a snapshot of everything the project has achieved in the last 130 days of working remotely on the website.

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