Women's Voices Project

The Women’s Voices Project, lead by Dominique Barr as part of MECOPPs existing Gypsy/Traveller Carers’ Project, is a new project working with women in the Gypsy/Traveller community in Scotland.

Funded by the Scottish Government, this project will take an asset based approach to community development work within the Gypsy/Traveller community to help realise the aspirational goals of women in both civil and civic life.

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MECOPP Carers Act Guide Published

This guide to the Carers Act has been produced by MECOPP to assist with understanding of the Carers Act (2016) in Scotland.

Do you look after someone because they have a physical or mental illness, disability or health problems because of substance misuse or their age? You may be a parent, husband or wife, partner, son or daughter, brother or sister or a good friend or neighbour. If the answer is yes – you are also a carer.

Caring for someone else can be physically and emotionally stressful. It can affect your health, your finances and your relationships. But it can also be rewarding if you receive the right help and support when you need it.

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