Month: September 2018

Monica sponsors Shelter Scotland’s 50th Anniversary Reception

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I had the privilege of sponsoring Shelter Scotland’s 50th Anniversary reception on Tuesday 11th September 2018. I was delighted to see MSPs from across the political spectrum, and speakers included the First Minister. We were also lucky to be joined by Linda McDonald who movingly spoke about her own experience of homelessness and her positive association with …

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Research shows Rape Crisis Centres have nearly year long waiting lists

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A parliamentary question to the Scottish Government raised by Monica Lennon MSP has found that Rape Crisis Centres in Scotland have almost year-long waiting lists. Monica said: “The recently announced emergency funding from the Scottish Government can’t come soon enough for cash-strapped Rape Crisis services, who do brilliant work with so little. “Traumatised women and …

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Charity warns thousands of disabled people put at risk by worrying decline in public toilets

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Monica Lennon MSP has challenged the Scottish Government over the dwindling provision of public toilets, after a leading disability charity expressed serious concerns about the growing impact of toilet closures on thousands of disabled people. Since 2010, there are 161 fewer public toilets around the country. Councils are increasingly faced with having to sacrifice non-statutory …

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