Toasting the Bard at Milestone

There was a fantastic turnout at Milestone this week as service users came together to celebrate Burns Night.

In common with celebrations across Scotland and around the world, those in attendance sat down to a traditional supper of haggis, neeps and tatties, along with a little poetry courtesy of the Bard.

The honour of delivering the Address to a Haggis, Burns’ famous poem to the ‘Great chieftain o the puddin’-race’, fell to service user, Scott.

The event was organised by our Edinburgh and Lothian Service User Involvement Group (SUIG) and followed their latest meeting. On the agenda was an update on Hepatitis C treatment from NHS Lothian, a presentation about employability support from Remploy and an update on new HIV and Hepatitis C involvement groups organised by HIV Scotland and Hepatitis Scotland.

Our Service User Involvement Groups are run by service users, for service users and provide a way for people to give feedback about Waverley Care services while meeting other people. The Burns Night is the latest in a line of successful social events organised by the group to bring people together.

You can find out more about our Service User Involvement Groups here.