For our March meeting we have been requested to host the Scottish Government’s consultation on our ‘lived experience’ with ME/CFS. This will be facilitated by Julie Davidson of the Scottish Health Council.
It is exciting and hopeful that the Scottish Government is asking us, the patients/sufferers, our views. We hope there will be a good turn out to show the level of need there is. The survey will also be available by telephone and online. More details to follow when we get them.
Please note this meeting will be our last at the Midsteeple. From April our regular monthly venue will be the meeting room at Turning Point, 22 Newall Terrace, Dumfries.
Entry to the Midsteeple is through the blue Box Office door. We meet in the first floor meeting room. Please sign in. There’s a lift. Press and hold the button to call it and to move between the floors until it announces your floor. Tea and coffee will be available. Feel free to bring along a snack or biscuit.
Join us for a chat over lunch, snack or a cuppa from their menu and daily specials at Castle Douglas Garden Centre Coffee Shop. We will be in the side room near the servery. All welcome.
The Centre is on the edge of town heading out on the Dalbeattie road.
Our guest at this first meeting in the new monthly venue will be Ruth Griffith, Strategic Planning and Commissioning Manager for D&G NHS. Ruth would like to have a discussion on long term conditions and what works well and not so well here in D&G, and to understand more about the different long term conditions. She is about to start a piece of work on what is needed locally to support people with managing their long term conditions.
Click here for our video on how to access the venue.
Press the Turning Point buzzer at the front door to request entry. Please sign in at reception and then the meeting room is on the ground floor across from reception. Tea and coffee will be available. Feel free to bring along a snack or biscuit.
WiFi access and a hearing induction loop system are available, and toilets are on the ground floor.