Freshly Squeezed: Donald Macaskill

Iriss.fm, Episode 210
Published on 15 Aug 2018

Freshly Squeezed is an Iriss podcast which aims to 'squeeze' information and inspiration from key influencers in social services in Scotland. 

Michelle Drumm and Donald MacaskillIn this episode Michelle from Iriss interviews Dr Donald Macaskill, Chief Executive of Scottish Care. 

Donald worked for many years in the health and social care sectors across the United Kingdom specialising in learning disability and older people’s work. A particular professional focus has been issues related to bereavement, palliative care and individual rights.

For thirteen years he ran his own equality and human rights consultancy focusing on adult protection, risk and personalisation. From 2012-2015 he managed Scottish Care's self-directed support project, People as Partners, then worked as Scottish Care's Joint National Workforce Lead. From 1st April 2016 he became the CEO of Scottish Care, the representative body for care providers in the independent sector.

We hear about the people, projects, books, music and much more that inspire him. 

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