Annually I am asked to attend the Borders Care Voice carers forum to meet with carers and members of the organisation to answer any questions they may have. As always it was a pleasure to attend this year on Monday of this week.
I was joined on the panel discussion by my colleagues Rachel Hamilton MSP and Christine Graham MSP. A wide range of topics were covered from Brexit to the new welfare powers that are being devolved to Scotland. Mental health and supporting mental health services was a continuous thread throughout the discussion, which you may already know is an area I am always keen to support.
As a co-convener on the Cross Party Group on Carers, I enjoy taking part in this discussion and hearing from the people who live these experiences day in day out. I am looking forward to being invited back next year.