Alyn Smith MP and Evelyn Tweed MSP have visited two well-known Stirling based charities, who provide help and support for vulnerable people in our communities.
Start Up Stirling, based in Springkerse Industrial Estate, work in partnership with other local organisations to provide food and essentials to those in need. They’ve adapted their operations throughout the pandemic to keep their staff and volunteers safe, whilst delivering a much needed community service.
The Stirling Branch of Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) are located on Upper Craigs, and provide frontline advocacy services, guidance and advice on a range of issues – including housing, benefits, employment issues and domestic abuse.
Alyn Smith MP said:
‘The pandemic has hit households across Stirling hard, and we’re extremely fortunate to have a strong and resilient third-sector, working in close partnership with public bodies, to provide people with the support they deserve. The value of third-sector organisations cannot be overstated, and I’m keen to work diligently with them to assist my constituents.’
Evelyn Tweed MSP said:
‘Charities and voluntary organisations are vital places for members of our communities to turn to when times are tough. From providing free, impartial advice, to helping with food insecurity – my sincere thanks go out to these groups and their members for their service to Stirling. I’m very much looking forward to a constructive and active relationship with our third-sector partners.’
Attached is a photograph of Alyn Smith MP, Evelyn Tweed MSP and Jamie from Start Up Stirling
Info on Start-Up Stirling here:https://startupstirling.org.uk/