Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has visited the new offices for Renfrewshire Citizens Advice Bureau to find out how they help their service-users. The Renfrewshire Citizens Advice Bureau has recently moved to a new premises at Glasgow Road, with these new offices having more interview rooms to allow them to help more clients seeking help. During the visit, Mr Newlands was able to meet with staff and volunteers to find out more about the work that they d
Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has met with Renfrewshire Family Support Group to learn more about the support they offer to people affected by family members’ substance abuse. The group’s funding will come to an end next year and they have struggled to secure more funding in order to continue their work. The group meets in Bishop’s Court in Paisley and offers confidential support, training and one-to-one counselling to families. Their current funding f
Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, encourages everyone in Renfrewshire to run, jog, walk or volunteer at a ‘parkrun’ on the weekend of the 1st and 2nd of October to help celebrate the 12th anniversary of the running phenomenon. There are parkruns currently taking place in 440 Constituencies each weekend, with more events launching every week. Gavin Newlands MP is taking part in the parkrun event that’s being held in Linwood on Saturday the 1st of October.
Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has hailed the ‘fantastic’ work that Advice Works do to help local people deal with reforms to the benefits system. Advice Works is a free, confidential and independent service which provides a range of money and debt advice to people in Renfrewshire including budgeting, negotiating with creditors, bankruptcy, mortgage and rent arrears, checking that people are getting all the benefits that they are entitled to and helpin
The Scottish National Party has today unveiled independent research showing Tory figures on pension inequality are wrong and have called for immediate action to help the millions of women born in the 1950s who have been denied their pension. Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has responded to this report and called on the UK Government to correct their past mistakes and take action to help the 2.6 million women affected by changes made to the State Pension
Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has called on the UK Government to “stop putting domestic abuse survivors at risk” and scrap the 4% “tax on child support” being introduced for processing child maintenance payments. The Child Support Agency – which processes child maintenance payments between parents – is closing down and will be replaced by the Child Maintenance Service (CMS). Changes to how the service operates means that the parent caring for the chi
Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has visited a local charity to find out more about their work to help disadvantaged young people find work, as well as helping to provide a recycling centre for the local community. Oskars, based in Paisley, provides a range of local services, including second hand furniture, recycling and gardening, as well as delivering training and employment opportunities to disadvantaged young people. Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley a
Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has condemned racially-motivated attacks after European Embassies in the UK reported a rise in the number of alleged hate crimes since the EU Referendum.
It was revealed that European Embassies in the UK have been contacted about dozens of alleged hate and abuse crimes since the vote to leave the European Union on June 23rd, with the vast majority of xenophobic incidents involving people from Eastern European countries
Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has written to the Secretary of State for International Development, Priti Patel MP, regarding the ‘Send My Friend To School’ campaign, which is run by The Global Campaign for Education. Gavin has questioned the Secretary of State on what the UK government is doing to ensure that every child receives a good quality education, particularly children affected by natural disasters and conflicts. The pupils from St Fillan’s Pr
Gavin Newlands MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has shown support for women affected by breast cancer by dressing up in pink and encouraging their constituents to take part in the UK’s biggest, brightest and pinkest fundraiser, wear it pink, on Friday 21 October. wear it pink is back for its 15th year, calling on supporters across the country to add a flash of pink to their wardrobe for the day and raise money for Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving breast cancer research.