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Monthly Archives: December 2021

Support with Winter Pressures

Help for low income households this festive period Projects that support low income households will benefit from a funding boost through the Scottish Government’s Winter Support Fund. A total of 16 charities will receive a share of over £6 million to provide support to low

Call to get Booster in Last Week of the Year

Four days left to get ‘boosted by the bells’ With just four days left to get ‘boosted by the bells’ all remaining over-18s are being urged to come along for their COVID-19 booster. Latest published figures show 73.5% of eligible adults aged 18 and above

Progress for Booster Programme

More than 70% of eligible adults have had their booster or third dose. More than seven in 10 eligible adults across Scotland have now had their COVID-19 booster or third dose. Figures published yesterday show that 72.1% of over 18s who are eligible by 31

Eradicating Fuel Poverty

New strategy to make homes safer, warmer and cheaper to heat. A 20-year vision to eradicate fuel poverty in Scotland has been published. The Fuel Poverty Strategy sets out a range of comprehensive actions that will be taken to tackle the drivers of fuel poverty

A New Deal for Tenants

Views sought on plans to deliver fairer rented sector. Plans to deliver a new deal for tenants, with stronger rights, greater protections against eviction and access to greener, higher-quality, more affordable housing, have been launched. The proposals, which are open to public consultation from today,

Adult Disability Payment Launch Dates Announced

New Applications to open in March. The Scottish Government’s next benefit, Adult Disability Payment (ADP), will open for new applications in pilot areas from 21 March 2022. This new payment, to be administered by Social Security Scotland, will replace Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Disability

Health Secretary Festive Message to Workforce

Heartfelt gratitude to health, social care and social work staff. As Scotland faces one of its most challenging Winters, Health Secretary Humza Yousaf has praised the continued courage, commitment and professionalism of our health, social care and social work staff. – Health Secretary Humza Yousaf

UK Government “Hammering” Scotland’s Farmers

Australia Trade Deal Threatens Livelihoods The SNP has condemned the Tory UK Government for hammering Scotland’s farmers, as the UK Government’s own impact assessment of its post-Brexit trade deal with Australia sets out the damage it is set to inflict. The details outline that aspects

Advice on Visiting Care Homes and Hospitals

Visits to people in hospital and care homes to continue with additional measures of protection. Visitors to hospitals and adult care homes are being asked to take an LFD test before every visit under new guidelines Adult care homes and hospitals should continue to support