Nursing students at UWS were honoured to have Tommy Whitelaw come and talk to them during their care of vulnerable people module. The students welcomed Tommy’s insight as a carer who engaged wioth the NHS staff whilst his mother was ill.
Tommy works to raise awareness of issues facing people living with dementia and their carers.
Tommy engages with health and social care professionals and students through his talks to increase knowledge of dementia and to encourage them to make a personal pledge to make a difference in the lives of people with dementia and their carers.
Tommy travels throughout the country visiting care homes, hospitals, universities and colleges, taking the key messages of Dementia Carer Voices ‘You can make a Difference’ campaign and sharing the Chief Nursing Officer for Scotland’s key messages through his talks. Tommy praised the student nurses at UWS and congratulated them on their choice of studies and University.
Thanks to Lecturer Alan Curley for sharing this information.