Holly Lynch MP

Working hard for the people of Halifax, Illingworth & Mixenden, Town, Ovenden, Park, Skircoat, Northowram & Shelf, Sowerby Bridge and Warley

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‘Let’s recognise our fantastic local charities’

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Holly has praised the work of local charity Skillshop during a visit to their centre.

The Skillshop, based near Illingworth, provides specialised training for adults with learning disabilities in a caring environment. They aim to improve people's self-esteem, confidence and personal development and break down social isolation.

The Centre was established in 2005 and have helped hundreds of people develop new social networks and friendships helping them to live more fulfilling lives.

Holly answered questions from users of the charity on topics ranging from Brexit to the challenges of being an MP. She said:

“Many people aren’t aware of all the fantastic charities in our area which work to improve the lives of so many of our friends and neighbours.

“The staff and volunteers at Skillshop should be recognised for their dedicated commitment to supporting people who so often feel excluded from society. I am keen to make sure that the Government recognises the invaluable work of centres like the skillshop, they have my full support.”

For more information on the work of Skillshop or to make a donation contact office@skillshop.org.uk

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