Local MSP visits Camphill community to discuss Brexit concernsType: News
Topic: Camphill | Policy and legislation
Community: Ochil Tower School
Published on: 4th December 2017
Earlier this week Roseanna Cunningham MSP visited Ochil Tower School for children with learning disabilities to learn more about the potential impact of Brexit on the charity. Speaking following her visit, Ms Cunningham said:
This was a really interesting and enjoyable visit, I was delighted to be able to meet with the staff of Ochil Tower School and some of the wonderful children in their care. As well as learning more about the brilliant work that they do … it was also very instructive to hear from them about the concerns they have – as an organisation and as individuals – about the potential impacts of Brexit on their lives and on their school.
These are concerns that have been echoed by third sector organisations across Scotland … Indeed, more than forty third sector organisations signed up in support of an amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill from my colleagues Joanna Cherry MP, Dr Philippa Whitford MP and Martyn Day MP which proposed a review of the impact of leaving the EU on the four health and social care systems operating across the United Kingdom.
The potential harm that Brexit could cause throughout our society is extremely wide reaching and I think people are only just beginning to realise just how disruptive and unfair it could yet prove to be.
Margaret Snellgrove, one of the Directors at Ochil Tower School said following Roseanna Cunningham MSP’s visit
We very much enjoyed showing Roseanna around the school and sharing with her our concerns regarding the impact of Brexit on our EU staff and volunteers.