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Graeme Visits Lighthouse Kids Clothes Bank

Meeting the Needs of the Arbroath Community To highlight their continued efforts in providing clothes and baby equipment for children of families in need in the Arbroath area, Graeme has paid a visit to Lighthouse Kids Clothes Bank. Lighthouse Kids is a non-profit clothes bank

Helping Families Stay Together

Keeping the Promise Vital funding to help transform family support services and reduce the number of children going into care has been announced. Local authorities will receive £32 million in Whole Family Wellbeing Funding for 2022-23, with a further £6 million available to support this

Summer Support for Children

Free Activities, Childcare & Food to Help with Cost of Living Thousands of children from low-income families will benefit from free childcare, activities and healthy food as part of the Scottish Government’s £10 million Holiday Food & Childcare 2022 summer programme. Available to children and

Delivering on Child Poverty Commitments

Report Details Investment & Actions in Key Areas Record investment of almost £8.5 billion was committed to support low income households between 2018-22, with almost £3.3 billion benefitting children. The fourth annual progress report on child poverty, published 29th June, shows that all of the

Foster Carers Appeal

Bid to Increase Numbers Graeme has joined the Scottish Government’s Children’s Minister, Clare Haughey, in encouraging more people to consider fostering. Currently, around 500 additional foster families are required to provide stable and nurturing homes for children who cannot be looked after at home. Ms

School Uniform: Have Your Say

New National Guidance to Be Developed Pupils, parents and carers are being asked to give their views on school uniform to help shape new national guidance. A key aim of the guidance will be to reduce costs for families, while ensuring pupils can go to

Best Start Foods Eligibility to Widen

Extra support for 30,000 families Plans to remove all income thresholds from Best Start Foods by 2023-24 have been announced as part of the second Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan, ‘Best Start, Bright Futures’. This will increase eligibility to all people in receipt of a

2,395 Angus Children Benefitting From Child Payment

Local Impact of ‘Game Changing’ Devolved Benefit New statistics have shown that approximately 2,395 children across Angus are benefitting from the Scottish Government’s Scottish Child Payment – which is set to double to £20 per child per week in April. The payment was introduced in

Vaccination for 5 to 11-year-olds

Scotland accepts draft JCVI advice. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that the Scottish Government has received JCVI advice recommending the universal vaccination of 5 to 11-year-olds. – Graeme The Scottish Government has continued to follow the advice of JCVI throughout the pandemic and I

Scottish Child Payment Turns One

Eligible Parents Urged to Apply Eligible parents are being urged to apply for the Scottish Child Payment this week – the first anniversary of its roll out. The payment of £10 per week, unique to Scotland, began in February 2021 as a direct measure to