Anne McTaggart MSP was delighted to table a parliamentary motion this week congratulating Glasgow Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) on receiving £350,000 from the Big Lottery Funds Support and Connect scheme.
The scheme will help set up community access points across the city which will provide advice and support on budgeting, financial planning, debt, addressing fuel and food poverty, employability and accessibility.
Ms McTaggart said “It’s a pleasure to be able to bring this great news to the attention of my fellow MSPs. I have been a big supporter of CAB, who do such incredible work in communities not only in Glasgow but across Scotland.
These access points will prove to be of real help to the people of Glasgow and this innovative approach will ensure that more and more people will be able to take advantage of CABs expert help and advice. It is also another example of the real difference that Big Lottery Fund grants can make in our communities.”
Motion S4M-08748: Anne McTaggart, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/01/2014
That the Parliament congratulates Glasgow’s citizens advice bureaux (CAB) on receiving £350,000 from the Big Lottery Fund’s Support and Connect scheme to help set up community access points across the city; understands that the Bridgeton, Castlemilk, Drumchapel, Easterhouse, Parkhead, Maryhill, Pollok and Possilpark bureaux have each appointed a community information worker to staff these, which will make available advice and support on budgeting, financial planning, debt, addressing fuel and food poverty, employability and accessing IT; understands that the access points will first be rolled out in partnership with Glasgow City Council and the Glasgow Life libraries initiative in places such as supermarkets, job centres and libraries and among community organisations and credit unions; commends the CAB on what it sees as the project’s innovative approach, and wishes it every success in reaching out to the people who are most in need at what it sees as times of Draconian austerity.