Who Cares? Scotland join up with Paisley 2021 for Twitter Takeover
The Paisley 2021 team were delighted to welcome the Who Cares? Scotland Renfrewshire Team for a special Twitter Takeover to mark Care Day 2017.
The Takeover, which took place on Friday 17 February, was organised to raise awareness of the Who Cares? Scotland team’s fantastic work across Renfrewshire.
The Charity works with children and young people with experience of the care system to make sure they have their voices heard.
Who Cares? Scotland Project Coordinator Laurie Goldie, Ambassador Alice Ferguson and Development Assistant Kareen Stewart took part in the Twitter Takeover on Care Day.
The trio engaged with Paisley 2021’s Twitter audience to highlight the work of the Renfrewshire Team’s Communities that Care project, which aims to make the area the best place for care experienced young people to live and grow up.
Laurie Goldie said: “Our Communities that Care project is important because nothing like it has ever been done before. We want to engage with every care experienced person in Renfrewshire, the professionals in their lives, but also the communities in which they live, work and play.
“We want to let communities understand the lives of these young people, and how they can help to eradicate the stigma and discrimination this group unfairly face.
“Ultimately, we want to make Renfrewshire the best place for care experienced people to grow up, and we can’t do that without the communities behind us.
“Today's Twitter Takeover was great, as it allowed us to reach a more local audience. We would like to thank Paisley 2021 for having us.”
The charity workers have also encouraged people to back Paisley’s bid to become UK City of Culture 2021.
Alice Ferguson said: “It was great to be able to take over Paisley 2021’s Twitter page today. I’m backing the UK City of Culture bid for 2021 because Paisley is my local area and is a very interesting, cultural place.”
Kareen Stewart added: “It was great to be a part of the Paisley 2021 Twitter Takeover as I got to see a lot of what Paisley has to offer, especially its culture and its people.”
The Who Cares? Scotland Renfrewshire Team have also invited people to come along to their Care Leaver’s Coffee Morning on Saturday 18 February.
The coffee morning takes place at Elderslie Kirk from 10:30am – 12pm and is an opportunity for people who may have left care to connect with the work of Who Cares? Scotland.