The first ever international gathering of Care Experienced people
In 2012, twenty-one Care Experienced people gave evidence in the Scottish Parliament. They spoke about life before, during and after care. In turn, the first piece of legislation to meaningfully engage and reflect the needs of Care Experienced people was created. Since then, Care Experienced people have been at the forefront of Scottish politics and are driving change.
Who Cares? Scotland recognises that Care Experienced people are speaking out across Scotland, the UK and the world. The momentum for change has never felt stronger. Our members have challenged us to share our learning, give a platform to new voices and create a space where the global Care Experienced movement can be realised. This is why we are facilitating the first annual Global Care Family Gathering in North Ayrshire on Saturday 27th October.
This Family Gathering will be like no other. It will be curated and delivered entirely by Care Experienced people. It will support Care Experienced people, from across the world, to connect over their shared identity. And it will set out a global ambition for change beyond borders.
Care Experienced people are about to make history.
JOIN THE STEERING GROUP
The content, tone and feel of the event will be set by our steering group. They will be responsible for looking at speaker and workshop applications and deciding who the global audience should hear from on the day. Our aim is for this to made up of Care Experienced people of all ages and with experiences of different types of care.
Applications for the steering group close on Friday 24th August and you will know if you’ve been successful by Friday 31 August. You must be available on the weekend of Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September to join the group in person or digitally to review and choose the successful speakers and workshops.
To register your interest, complete our application form.
CALL FOR SPEAKERS
The Global Care Family Gathering steering group is inviting submissions from individuals or groups who want to carry out a keynote speech at the event. Speakers will be given 10 or 15 minutes.
Speeches by Care Experienced people, of all ages, that are relevant to the mission of the Global Care Family Gathering are welcomed. Specifically with respect to what love in care meant to you, what part relationships played in your care journey and understanding our shared care identity.
Speakers and ideas from across the globe are welcomed. We are especially keen to hear from Care Experienced women and Care Experienced people of colour.
If you would like to deliver a keynote speech at The Gathering, submit your outline by Monday 3 September.
CALL FOR WORKSHOPS
The Global Care Family Gathering steering group is inviting submissions from individuals or groups who want to carry out a workshops and seminars at the event. Workshops/Sessions will be one hour in length.
Workshops by Care Experienced people and our allies that are relevant to the mission of the Global Care Family Gathering are welcomed, specifically with respect to promoting relationships, making love a reality and understanding our care identity.
Workshop or seminar proposals that use a number of approaches (e.g. talk, interactive discussion, hands-on exercises) and materials (e.g. slides, handouts, data) are strongly encouraged.
If you would like to deliver a workshop, submit your idea by Monday 3 September.
If you are interested in sponsoring or supporting the Global Care Family Gathering, email email@example.com.