Dame Anne was delighted to be invited to Momentum Skills on to field questions from their service users, who suffer from acquired brain injury. She said: “I always welcome the opportunity to meet with groups in my constituency to listen to the issues that concern them and our discussion ranged from topics such as the licensing of mobility scooters to the forthcoming referendum on independence. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and I would like to thank Momentum for inviting me along.”
Liz Howarth, Momentum Vocational Tutor said: “The service users from Momentum invested a lot of time and hard work researching and preparing for Anne’s visit. This provoked lots of exciting discussions on key issues ranging from local concerns such as Union Terrace Gardens to national issues including immigration and national service.
“But more than this, it’s essential that service users at Momentum have the opportunity to engage with the politicians and decision makers that make the policies that affect them. The Welfare Reforms are inevitably going to have an impact on our Service Users, and as Chair of the Work and Pensions Committee, Dame Anne Begg is well placed to take on board the concerns of our clients.”
Following the visit, Momentum Client Billy Little stated: “I enjoyed Anne Begg’s visit to Momentum, to debate on why all the political parties are scared to put up a referendum on the EU. Her views were enlightening to me even though I disagreed with them.
“However, for me, the most interesting and enlightening debate was one we had on Assisted Suicide. This was because she showed the obstacles that surround this topic and how sensitive the subject is and the different problems all the politicians face on the subject.”