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Fife Alcohol Support Service Receives £20,000 National Lottery Grant

  • Submitted by: Roz McCall, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 20 March 2024
  • Motion reference: S6M-12587

That the Parliament congratulates Fife Alcohol Support Service on receiving £20,000 from the National Lottery, which will help its ongoing work with families affected by foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD); understands that the FASD Fife project helps those affected by the lifelong condition, which, it believes, can be the result of just one alcoholic drink during pregnancy; considers that Fife is one of very few areas to have this service available in the local area; recognises that FASD Fife will use the funding to facilitate peer support sessions, and to provide one-to-one support and education on the importance of the condition over the next 12 months; understands that, in the last year, the project has directly helped to improve life outcomes for many people affected in many ways, including supporting an affected adult to retain her job by working to implement reasonable adjustments within her employment, and helping a birthing mother to overcome her fear of stigmatisation, and wishes the project continued success in the years ahead.

Supported by: Clare Adamson, Jeremy Balfour, Colin Beattie, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Jackson Carlaw, Sharon Dowey, Jackie Dunbar, Pam Duncan-Glancy, Annabelle Ewing, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Maurice Golden, Pam Gosal, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Bill Kidd, Monica Lennon, Stuart McMillan, Edward Mountain, Douglas Ross, Mark Ruskell, Alexander Stewart, Paul Sweeney, David Torrance (Registered interest) , Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Elena Whitham, Brian Whittle