I was delighted to meet up with carers’ campaigner Tommy Whitelaw today. Tommy has been tirelessly fighting for carers and standing up for their rights for many years now, and it was a pleasure to sit down and talk over some of the challenges facing carers and what I can do as your MP to help.
The extra support the Scottish Government has rolled out over recent years has been very welcome, but there is always more we can do to support carers and their families in the work that they do.
Tommy was also kind enough to drop off some excellent leaflets and guides that provide lots of information on the support and services available to carers – come down to the constituency office if you are looking for some of these.
I hold a regular monthly carers’ surgery in Glasgow South West Carers’ Centre on the 1st Thursday of every month at 2:00pm, so if you have any issues you need addressed, come along, or drop by the constituency office any time – no appointment necessary.