At the next Clackmannanshire Carers Forum, taking place on Thursday 18 November, a vote will be taken to elect the next Clackmannanshire carer representative to Clackmannanshire & Stirling Health & Social Care Partnership’s Integration Joint Board (IJB).
There is one nominee for this post, Paul Morris. You can find out more about Paul below. If you would like to attend the forum, please contact Nicola Weedon on 01324 611510 (option 2), or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
My name is Paul Morris. I am father to two boys, married and work full time as Project Manager for the Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal.
I, alongside my wife Susan, am a full time carer to my eldest son, around all aspects of his life and across every aspect of my own. My family lives in alloa and has done so for 20 years. I have lived in Clackmannanshire since I was a toddler.
My eldest son, Lachlan, is a bright, outgoing 14 year-old boy, who attends Alloa Academy. He has quadriplegic choreo-athetoid cerebral palsy and requires support in every aspect of life. Lachlan communicates using an eyegaze device, the Tobii i-12+, which also acts as his window to the world via the worldwide web.
Educated to postgraduate level, I have two decades of work experience in policy, politics and economic development. I have worked with elected representatives at all levels and developed policy and strategy documents in many fields, including two manifestos at Glasgow level, a report on the Scottish Labour Market in 2006, a Social Enterprise Strategy for Glasgow and others. This work experience has provided me with valuable insights into the processes in place to effect change.
Alongside my extensive experience through work, I have been a trustee of Cerebral Palsy Scotland (previously Bobath Scotland) since 2015. This national, multi-million pound charity, provides support to children and adults with motor difficulties associated with cerebral palsy.
My biography is available on LinkedIn.