Local MP Hails Family Fund Advice Event in Huntly

Local MP Hails Family Fund Advice Event in Huntly

Published date : 15 May, 2023

Gordon MP Richard Thomson arranged a special information event in Huntly on the specialist support for families and carers of seriously-ill or disabled children available from Family Fund.  The event took place last Friday at the offices of Gordon Rural Action.  

With families in Scotland raising disabled and seriously ill children amongst some of the hardest hit by cost-of-living price rises, Family Fund want to share the news about the essential grant support they can provide.  

At the event, constituents were able to talk face to face with Salena Begley, Engagement Manager for Family Fund.  


Commenting, Richard Thomson MP said:   

"I am very grateful to Salena and Family Fund for coming to Huntly to spread the word on the support they can provide and to Gordon Rural Action for hosting last Friday’s event.   

“I’m aware from feedback that as well as members of the public and representatives from other bodies dropping-in to get more information, at least one application for assistance was completed there and then so in that respect alone the event was very worthwhile.  

“I know that Family Fund are particularly keen to promote the Take-a-Break scheme funded by the Scottish Government and aimed at parent carers and eligible kinship carers of those who have complex additional support needs.  Self-care is important in these situations and highlighting the support available is important.”  

"For anyone who was unable to attend, I and my staff team are available to assist or provide signposting to organisations who can help as appropriate.  I can be contacted on [email protected], or call on 020 3545 2236.”  




Note: Photograph attached shows Richard Thomson MP with Salena Begley of Family Fund at the event in Huntly.  


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