I was delighted to spend some of this morning meeting with Aleksandra Bartycha and Katarzyna Wawrzynczak of the fantastic free advice service Way to Independence. Both women currently live in Motherwell and have resided in Scotland for 10 years after moving from their native Poland.
The main task of Way to Independence is often to help people struggling to speak English deal with the likes of GP appointments and application forms. However, the charity offers information, advice and support on a range of matters to anyone in need. The charity also has links with Lanarkshire Deaf Club, with Way to Independence also specialising in helping those who communicate through sign language.
Aleksandra and Katarzyna are based in Evans Business Centre in Bellshill and can be contacted by telephone on 01698 743032 should you require any assistance.
It makes me immensely proud to have such selfless people in our communities willing to put so much time and hard work into helping those who need it. I look forward to working closely with Way to Independence in the future.