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Eric Johnstone
Midlothian Community Care Forum (MCCF) Development Worker (Part-Time)

Unlike the others in MVA who work mainly with community groups and voluntary organisations, Eric works directly with people with disabilities and older people. Eric creates links and liaises with service users, carers, voluntary and statutory agencies and other interested parties in relation to the planning and provision of community care. He supports the development of a collective voice for service user groups (disabled people and older people) in the community.

Eric collates, prepares and communicates accessible and useful information on services for disabled people and older people in Midlothian. He works with local activists in supporting the development of the Midlothian Community Care Forum and Forward Mid websites, and to publish the Forward Mid and MCCF newsletters.

Eric supports and enables Forward Mid and Older People’s Fora to respond collectively to influence local and national policy.  He also supports service users to participate and influence the development of Local Strategies for the delivery of Community Care and Health Services.

Tel: 0131 663 9471

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