Join us in Westminster on June 5
We’re taking our Type 1 Essentials campaign to the House of Commons on June 5 and we want you to join us. We’re looking for children with Type 1 diabetes and their families who would like to travel to Westminster to meet their MP and talk about the issues you face when it comes to your diabetes.
We know children and young people with Type 1 diabetes don’t always get the care and support they need which is why we produced the Type 1 Essentials for Children and Young People. This booklet outlines the 10 essential checks, care and help that all children and young people with Type 1 diabetes should be getting, and we want to make sure MPs know exactly what they are. To do that, we need your help.
Along with talking about the Type 1 Essentials you will get the chance to tell your MP about your own experience of having diabetes, Type 1 care, any specific problems you are facing, and discuss the things that would make life easier. Getting MPs to hear real life stories about how care affects the lives of people with diabetes can really have a huge impact.
Diabetes UK will pay for your travel to and from the event, arrange the meeting with your MP and provide food and entertainment on the day. Plus, you’ll get the chance to meet other children and families living with Type 1 diabetes too.
If you’re not sure what you would say to your MP, don’t worry! Part of the day will be helping you to prepare for meeting them. Contrary to some people’s opinions MPs do actually like to hear from their constituents and you can give them a powerful message by simply telling them about your own experiences. We’re sure you’d have a lot of things you could tell them about.
We’d love you to join us at Westminster and take part in our campaign to improve care for children with Type 1 diabetes. The day will run from 1pm to 6pm with plenty of time for breaks. If you need to arrive a bit late or leave early, then that won’t be a problem.
If you would like to take part and join us in Westminster then please get in contact with us. Likewise, if you have any questions about the day, please get in touch. You can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 020 7424 1008.