Principal importance of health and social care shared at Think Tank on UWS Paisley campus

By Ross Clark

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF SCOTLAND’s Deputy Principal insists hosting events like Alliance Healthcare’s ‘Think Tank Project’ are key for the future of our nation.

And Paul Martin stressed the importance of the event, which aims to increase the younger generations’ voice on health and social issues, which took place on the Paisley campus today (Dec 7).

Paralympic gold medalist, Jo Butterfield and Director of Coaching at Scottish Athletics, Roger Harkins, spoke about their careers and the impact social care has played in their lives.

Deputy Principal, Paul Martin, said: “The benefits are for the university but also more broadly for Scotland. What we’re looking to do is develop a future understanding of what health and social care will look like.

“If we begin to build thinking processes now, then we will end up in a better place as younger people will understand the concept of health and social care.”

He added: “What we’re clear about is that we need to see something different to what we have at the moment and that’s what is really important about these events.”

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