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JENNY GILRUTH MSP MEETS “A LIFE EXPLORED” CARE SERVICE

Publised date : 21 Apr 2017

LOCAL MSP VISITS GROUP TO LEARN ABOUT SUPPORT FOR VULERNABLE CHILDREN

Mid Fife & Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth has visited local children’s care service A Life Explored, to learn about the important work being done to support vulnerable young people who cannot live with their families.

A Life Explored provides therapeutic childcare at three houses in Fife, helping young people aged from 12 to 18 who have had difficult a start in life. Each home allows two children to receive one-to-one care support from a team of caring adults.

On Friday, Jenny Gilruth MSP visited the headquarters of A Life Explored in Glenrothes to have a discussion with staff about the needs of children using the service.

Commenting, Jenny Gilruth MSP said:

“The Scottish Government has made closing the Attainment Gap a key commitment in this Parliamentary term, and as a former teacher I know the impact a difficult start in life can have on a young person’s personal aspirations and opportunities.

“This visit was a great opportunity to discuss these issues with staff who have had first-hand experience caring for young people. The discussion was very informative and I'm looking forward to supporting this and similar efforts to provide care in Mid Fife & Glenrothes moving effort.”

Jenny Gilruth MSP previously noted the important work of A Life Explored in December 2016, when she submitted a Parliamentary motion congratulating the team for receiving national recognition at the Tobacco Free Generation Awards. A Life Explored was recognised for its contribution to reducing smoking and achieving a tobacco-free environment.

ENDS

 

NOTES TO EDITORS:

Jenny Gilruth MSP submitted Motion S5M-02939 (“A Life Explored”) on December 6th 2016.

The motion text reads:

“That the Parliament congratulates everyone at A Life Explored on its national recognition at the Tobacco Free Generation Awards, which were held recently by ASH Scotland; notes that these awards recognise initiatives that aim to help reduce smoking and make Scotland a smoke-free place; recognises that A Life Explored works hard to achieve a tobacco-free environment, including developing a smoke-free policy for the children and adults that it cares for, and welcomes the hard work being done toward this by the staff, service users and visitors to its premises.”

For more information on A Life Explored, please visit:

http://www.alifeexplored.com/

 

For further information, please contact Jenny Gilruth MSP on 01592 764815.

Jenny.Gilruth.MSP@parliament.scot

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