Motion ref. S5M-24072
Acclamation for Charity Supporting Highland Families
Submitted by: Rhoda Grant, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour.
Date lodged: Thursday, February 4, 2021
Supported by: Donald Cameron, Kenneth Gibson, Bill Kidd, Fulton MacGregor, Ruth Maguire, Stuart McMillan, Gil Paterson, David Torrance
That the Parliament welcomes the relaunch of the award-winning charity, Thriving Families, which previously operated as CHIP+; notes that the charity was established in 1993 in order to provide information, advice and support to families with children with additional support needs, and the professionals who work with them across the Highlands; commends Thriving Families on its receipt of a Highland Third Sector Award for its partnership work to develop digital resources and online support sessions for the families of children with autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions, and acknowledges the vital work that Thriving Families is undertaking to reduce isolation experienced by families with additional support needs across the Highlands.