Karen Adam – New MSP Lived Experience Podcast

Section: DigitalType: News Item Date Published: 18th August 2021

"So I thought you know, I'm going to get stuck in here and see how far I can go and who's going to listen to me. Whose ear can I get?"

Following this year’s Scottish Parliament Election, the ALLIANCE thought it would be fun and informative for us to talk to some of the newly elected MSPs about their own experiences with health and social care. For the third entry in the series, ALLIANCE Policy and Information Assistant Allan Faulds spoke to Karen Adam MSP.

Serving as a councillor before she was elected MSP, Karen Adam shared some of her varied experiences with care and as a carer, including as a single mother of neurodiverse children and growing up learning British Sign Language (BSL) to interpret for her Deaf father. She also spoke about her desire to see greater representation of and engagement with lived experience throughout legislative and decision-making processes.

You can listen to the whole podcast at Anchor FM (this link will take you away from our website). In addition, a written transcript of the interview is available below.

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