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There to listen


Our thanks to West Lothian Council communications team for permission to publish the following article and picture which appeared in their staff 'Inside News':
Staff visiting West Lothian Civic Centre on a Tuesday morning, are being asked to stop and say hello to the council's workplace Chaplains Gordon and Jean (pictured)...Their badges state "Chaplain".
Why are they here?
Gordon Pennykid explained: "It is simple really. We offer an impartial listening service. We work totally independently of the council and provide a confidential service to staff. 
 What do they want? 
 Gordon added: "Jean and I provide a listening ear and a no-strings-attached chat. It is our job to listen to your concerns: work related or not. If you would like to chat then, stop by, or contact us and we will find a private space or meet in a coffee shop elsewhere. Please don't be a stranger, drop by and say hello."
Who are they? 
 Gordon worked for many years as a Civil Engineer. He is married with two teenagers and a border collie to keep him busy. 
Jean has a background in nursing. She is married, with three grown up kids, and five grandchildren. Jean enjoys music and plays the piano.
For more information you can also contact Gordon and Jean by email: or

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