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BEFRIEND MOTHERWELL AND SUPPORT FOR ELDERLY PEOPLE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 606: tabled on 26 October 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 31 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House recognises the growing problem of loneliness and isolation among elderly people which has been proven to have detrimental effects on mental health and life expectancy; commends the work of the volunteers at Befriend Motherwell who provide support, social spaces and activities to elderly members of the community to combat loneliness and isolation within the elderly community through one-to-one befriending, group work and telephone befriending; congratulates it on its recent award of £148,667 by the Big Lottery Fund which will allow it to continue to provide its invaluable service to users; and believes the work that it and similar organisations do make great contributions to the social inclusion of elderly people and directly tackles the effects of loneliness and social isolation.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 November 2016
Livingston
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2016
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 November 2016
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2016
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2016
Dunfermline and West Fife
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 October 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2016
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2016
North East Fife
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2016
Glasgow North
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 November 2016
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Kerevan, George
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2016
East Lothian
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2016
Dundee West
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 November 2016
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McCaig, Callum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2016
Aberdeen South
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
Signed on 1 November 2016
Glasgow East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 November 2016
Falkirk
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 November 2016
Glasgow North West
Paterson, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2016
Stirling
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 November 2016
Gordon
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 October 2016
Strangford
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 October 2016
Glasgow South West
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2016
Midlothian
Thomson, Michelle
Independent
Signed on 31 October 2016
Edinburgh West
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 November 2016
Angus

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.