Glasgow East MP visits Easterhouse Welfare-to-Work agency

20 Feb 2009

Today the welfare to work agency Reed in Partnership celebrated helping 2,000 Glasgow single parents to find work. The celebration was held in the agency’s Easterhouse branch which specialises in helping prepare single parents for employment, and was attended by John Mason MP, Work and Pensions Spokesperson for the Scottish National Party and MP for Glasgow East.

On his visit Mr Mason met with Tom Millar, Reed in Partnership’s Operations Director, and said a few words on providing support for single parents and the importance of the agency’s work: ““Long term unemployment is a huge issue for lone parents in my constituency, and it was instructive to speak to people who are working at the sharp end in getting people into employment.”

Reed in Partnership has been helping the long-term unemployed and single parents across Glasgow for five years now. Mr Mason speaks in Parliament on welfare reform and other benefits issues, and was able to give some insight into the current and future landscape of welfare to work provision in Scotland and across the UK.

As Tom Millar said: “It was great to meet John Mason MP and discuss the work of Reed in Partnership nationally and in the local community. Helping the long-term unemployed and single parents is becoming particularly important in these difficult times, and Reed in Partnership wants to make sure we are doing all we can to help.”