8th June 2001




The speaker of the Greek Parliament and the Greek Minister for Health were in Athens to hear a speech by Lincoln university lecturer Prof Carol Walker.


Prof Walker, who is Professor of Social Policy at the University of Lincolnshire &  Humberside, addressed the UNICEF European Congress on Learning Disabilities and Ageing.


Her talk on extending quality of life in older age for people with learning difficulties and their family carers was part of a two-day conference staged at the Military Museum in Athens and attended by academics, physicians and politicians from Greece and across Europe.


“This was the first international congress looking at older carers of people with learning difficulties to be held in Greece,” said Prof Walker, who has researched and published widely in the fields of social security and learning difficulties.


Prof Walker was a member of the Family Sub-Group which advised the UK Government on the recently published National Learning Disabilities Strategy which appeared in the White Paper ‘Valuing People’.


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