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Glasgow Recovery Communities receives Volunteer Award at the Scottish Health Awards

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1292: tabled on 16 December 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 9 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this house congratulates the volunteers of Glasgow Recovery Communities who recently received the Volunteer Award at the Scottish Health Awards in recognition of their vital work supporting those in recovery from drug and alcohol misuse; recognises that this a community led service that ensures that people with experience of problem drug and alcohol use are central to the development and delivery of recovery initiatives; acknowledges that they have faced enormous challenges this year due to the covid-19 outbreak and have gone above and beyond to make sure that people who rely on their services can still be supported safely through online activities and socially distanced meetings; recognises that they have provided access to technology to people who would have been excluded otherwise through lack of digital access; appreciates that their work not only benefits service users but also provides opportunities for volunteers to learn and grow and to elevate themselves and their communities; and thanks the volunteers for the continued passion and innovation that will help build a better Glasgow.