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S5M-13122 – Veterans First Point Lanarkshire

Jul. 12th 2018

Motion Number: S5M-13122
Lodged By: Margaret Mitchell
Date Lodged: 11/07/2018

Title: Veterans First Point Lanarkshire

Motion Text:

That the Parliament welcomes the support and assistance that Veterans First Point (V1P) Lanarkshire provides to ex-service men and women in all aspects of their lives; notes that V1P is a free to use service with mental health specialists and veteran peer support workers (PSWs), who work in partnership with the NHS and mental health support agencies to ensure that veterans receive coordinated support; understands that the PSWs, who are all ex-service men or women, offer a point of contact for those who may be approaching the service for the first time; congratulates V1P on its recent event to raise awareness of the service in conjunction with Armed Forces Day, and acknowledges V1P’s remarkable work to ensure that veterans, who it considers have earned the public’s utmost respect and admiration, will continue to receive the support that they require and deserve.

Posted by Marianne Paton | in Latest news, Motions, Parliament

Dress for Success

Jul. 12th 2018

Dress for Success


Margaret was delighted to recently visited Dress for Success in Bellshill to hear more about their purpose in helping each client with professional work wear for interview or for starting their new job.. As well as a 1:1 personal dresser service to help style their clients with suitable clothing to match their needs, their bespoke well-being programmes provide the tools their clients need to actively define their life and the direction they wish to take.

They are always looking for clothes, jewellery, accessories and toiletries. More recently they are looking for new volunteers, someone who has a flexibility with hours and has a keen eye for fashion. Also, if anyone wishes to share their IT expertise or experience applying for grants and funding then their contribution would be most welcome. If anyone thinks they match any of those descriptions then please contact

Posted by Marianne Paton | in Constituency, Latest news

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