Labour MP Katy Clark has welcomed an award of £4,000 from the Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland, which will help a women’s charity employ a resource worker in North Ayrshire.
Say Women is a voluntary organisation offering safe, supported accommodation and related services for women aged 16–25 who are survivors of sexual abuse, rape or sexual assault, and who are homeless or threatened with homelessness.
Ms Clark said, “The Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland has recognised the significant work that Say Women do for some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged young women in the west of Scotland.
“I hope this award will go some way to ensuring the continued support of Say Women, allowing them to help more vulnerable young women in the North Ayrshire area.”
Say Women was originally established in Glasgow but has recently expanded its operations to North Ayrshire where it provides accommodation for young, vulnerable women in three supported flats. The grant award will allow the charity to provide much-needed additional staff.
The Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland was set-up by the bank to distribute funds to registered grassroots charities that focus on improving the quality of life for people who are disadvantaged or are at risk of becoming disadvantaged.