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Paisley’s MSP Welcomes Charities Social Advice Service

George Adam MSP is urging deaf in Paisley who have queries about benefits decisions to use a charity’s welfare rights advocacy service.

 

The service, which is run by the charity Action on Hearing Loss Scotland, can provide people who are Deaf or have hearing loss – including British Sign Language (BSL) users – with information, advice and, where possible, formal representation to challenge benefits decisions.

 

George Adam MSP said: “I’m pleased to support Action on Hearing Loss Scotland’s welfare rights advocacy service which provides valuable advice and reassurance for deaf or hard of hearing people who are concerned or confused about their social security benefits.

 

“I encourage people in Paisley who are Deaf or have hearing loss to contact the service if you would like to be better informed about the support you may be entitled to.”

George alongside Eileen, Director of Action on Hearing Loss

Eileen Clarkson, Director of Action on Hearing Loss Scotland and George Adam, Paisley’s MSP.

 

Delia Henry, Director of Action on Hearing Loss Scotland, said: “We’re delighted to have George Adam MSP’s backing for our welfare rights advocacy service which is making a real difference to the everyday lives of deaf people trying to access Personal Independence Payment (PIP) in particular.

 

“If you are Deaf or have hearing loss and need some help to understand letters you have received regarding your benefits, our Welfare Rights Officer would be delighted to help you make sense of it all.”

 

For information about Action on Hearing Loss Scotland’s social security advice service, call telephone: 0141 341 5346, textphone: 0141 341 5350, email: SocialSecurity@hearingloss.org.uk or visit www.hearingloss.org.uk/SocialSecurity.  British Sign Language users can contact via the ContactSCOTLAND-BSL service

MSP Joins Movember, ‘Tony’ Style

MSP Joins Movember, ‘Tony’ Style

George Adam, Paisley’s Member of the Scottish Parliament, has put his charity promoting tactics where his mouth is, or rather on his top lip as he grows a moustache for Movember. Movember is a movement to promote mens’ health issues, specifically prostrate and testicular cancer.  During the month of November men around the world grow a moustache, sometimes sponsoring their facial hair growth to raise funds for health charities.

 Speaking on his Movember attempt, George said; ‘This is the first time that I have attempted to grow a moustache for Movember.  It is a great way to raise awareness and funds for health issues that affect many men.

 ‘I have also been spurned on by the top lip adornment which used to be sported by my St Mirren hero Tony Fitzpatrick, who is also joining in Movember this year.

 ‘I must pay tribute to Kenny Lang, a St Mirren Supporter, who came up with a team on the Movember website called ‘The Tony Fitzpatrick Tache Squad’ to encourage like minded people to take part in the event.

 ‘If anyone would like to donate to the Movember cause then you can go to the website http://uk.movember.com.  You can just give a donation to the charities involved or you can search for my name and sponsor my facial hair growth for the month.’