Glasgow MSP Anne McTaggart this week lodged a parliamentary motion congratulating Glasgow City Council following its receipt of £308,650 from the Big Lottery Fund, which will fund a financial advice and support project based at Glasgow’s Southern General Hospital.
The project will provide financial and benefit entitlement advice to those with acute and long-term health conditions. A range of both national and local partners will deliver the project to people who are experiencing hardship as a result of their condition combined with the difficulties of the current economic climate, during what is already a very tough period of their lives.
Ms McTaggart said, “I’m delighted that this money is going towards such an important project. Most people have experienced some form of financial hardship and this is even more of a burden during a time of ill health when people should be concentrating on getting better.
That’s why setting this project up at the Southern General, which is currently undergoing a massive expansion, is such a fantastic idea. I have no doubt that this project will prosper and provide much needed help to people who need it most.”
Motion S4M-08751: Anne McTaggart, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/01/2014
Financial Advice and Support Project in Glasgow’s Southern General Hospital
That the Parliament congratulates Glasgow City Council on its Big Lottery Fund award of £308,650; understands that the award will be used to fund a project situated in Glasgow’s Southern General Hospital that will provide advice on financial inclusion, debt and benefit entitlement to people with acute and long-term health conditions, and understands that a range of national and local partners will deliver the project to people who are experiencing hardship as a result of their condition and the current economic climate at an already very difficult time in their lives.
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