LiamMcArthur, MSP for Orkney Islands, has sponsored a motion in the Scottish Parliament to promote and commend the work that is being done with bespoken to place people at the heart of the design process and enhance independent living.

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Motion S4M-01033 - Liam McArthur ( Orkney Islands ) ( Scottish Liberal Democrats ) : Commending Blackwood Foundation

That the Parliament commends the Blackwood Foundation for creating what it sees as an innovative social media site and online community, www.bespoken.me, which aims to place older and disabled people at the heart of development and innovation for independent living; recognises the importance of disabled and older people harnessing their creativity and ingenuity in achieving this; welcomes the links that it understands are being established with designers, researchers and developers to try to stimulate economic development and drive innovation in what it understands to be a growing market sector; considers that this work is groundbreaking and that it enhances the lives of older and disabled people while supporting the social and economic future of Scotland, and wishes this project every success in the future.

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