Neil Findlay MSP met with Dignity Box founder, Isabel Dosser, from Edinburgh Napier University last week to discuss her initiative to ensure those experiencing hardship have access to basic toiletries.
The Dignity Box scheme aims to collect basic toiletries from local communities and redistribute them to organisations who work with people who are living in poverty.
Dignity Box collection points can be found in local businesses and organisations across West Lothian, including within the office of Neil Findlay MSP in West Calder.
Neil Findlay was delighted to support, and participate, in this new initiative to address deprivation in the area.
Neil Findlay MSP said:
“It is a scandal that in 2019 people cannot afford very basic toiletries.
“It is tragic indictment of the society that we live in today all as a result of austerity and cutbacks to our public services.
“If it was not for the goodwill and kindness of individuals like Isabel Dosser, Dignity Box founder, then people would simply go without these essential items.
“I am proud to support this scheme and should anyone wish to donate any toiletries, please pop along to my office at 4 Northfield Court, West Calder, EH55 8DS, where we have our very own dignity box.