We were delighted to welcome Carol Mochan MSP to visit our staff in the Borders on the 21st August.
Carol came along to hear about the impact Carr Gomm has had in supporting people to live their best possible life in the Borders and across Scotland.
She was joined by Deputy Chief Executive, Andrew Thomson, Borders Service Manager, Rhona McGilp, Operations Manager, Gillian Lewis, and Media and Communications Manager, Beth Johnstone.
Our team currently support over 30 people in the Borders with enduring mental health challenges to live in their own homes, to build connections and relationships throughout the community, and to live their best lives.
Meeting with Carol was an opportunity to chat through what is possible in social care, and what needs to change to make the system work for everyone. It was also an opportunity for staff to get an insight into how discussions around health and social care are taking shape within the Scottish Parliament.
“It was a pleasure to meet Ms Mochan MSP and share with her the impact that Carr Gomm has throughout Scotland,” remarked Andrew Thomson. “Some of the challenges in the system are well known, so it was good to describe how we experience these and share our thoughts on how the system can be improved and the sector appropriately recognised for its immense value in the lives of people and families.”
As the parliamentary debate over the national care service and the Programme For Government approach, Carr Gomm is working hard so that people we support, with their needs and their choices, are being heard.
We know that Carr Gomm and the people we support are not broken. However, we need better resourcing to ensure that everyone else can experience person-centred support which enables them to live their best possible life.