Marking the end of the 30th Anniversary celebrations, Carers of West Lothian is delighted to announce the appointment of a Patron. Professor June Andrews FRSN FCGI OBE will join the team to raise visibility of the support provided by the charity as well as raising awareness of the challenges faced by unpaid carers and disabled people as they continue to struggle with the impact of COVID and the cost of living crisis.
June is a family carer and a regular writer and broadcaster on care and caring. She has lived in West Lothian for 28 years and is an international expert on improving care for people with dementia. As an author she has written books on Caring and Carers, Dementia Care and Care Homes and writes regular blogs on a range of topics covering young carers, carer stress, social work assessments, utilities and transport, safeguarding and Self Directed Support.
June said ““I am proud to be asked to support this trusted organisation. The staff and volunteers of Carers of West Lothian help hundreds of people in our local area every year, from school children who are family carers to elderly spouses struggling to support someone with dementia. I promise to work hard to raise awareness of their kindness in action and the rising level of need for this work.”
One of our young volunteers interviewed June, watch below to find out more about her.