Neil Findlay, Member of the Scottish Parliament for the Lothian region, visited Signpost, a charity that offers support and information to young people, and their families, with additional support needs in West Lothian.
Signpost offers a range of services to young children with additional support needs and their families including a single point of contact on any topic, a 1-1 confidential ‘listening ear’ for someone who needs to talk, in addition to various social events, advocacy services and training courses.
Staff at Signpost provided Mr Findlay with an update on the work of the organisation over the past year. This included an update on the challenges that it faces. Chiefly, there continues to be a demand for this service whilst funding for voluntary organisations is being cut.
Neil Findlay MSP said:
“The support that Signpost offers to young people with additional support needs and their families is absolutely invaluable.
“It was fantastic to see the range of support services on offer at Signpost which have a significantly positive impact on the lives of children with additional support needs.“It is vital however that there is sufficient funding available to organisations like Signpost to ensure that they have the resources to continue their excellent work and to help more people.
“Scottish Labour will invest in our people, our communities and our public services.”