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Monthly Archives: July 2022

Cost of Living Support

Almost £3bn to Help Households with Rising Prices Family benefits, free school meals and concessionary travel are part of support helping households to mitigate the increased cost of living. Funding for 2022-23 includes: £294.4 million for Scottish Child Payment and other family benefits, including Best

Mental Health Staffing Boost

Over 950 Additional Frontline Workers Recruited A commitment to recruit an additional 800 mental health staff to frontline roles across Scotland has been exceeded. Figures published today, 12th July, show that 958 whole time equivalent mental health workers have been recruited for deployment to hospitals,

A Tale of Two Governments

Boris Johnson has only ever been a symptom of a fundamentally broken Westminster system, which places elitism, entitlement and cronyism at its core. And for all the talk of a “union of equals”, it’s a system that consistently imposes damaging policies against Scotland’s democratic will

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

Ending Long Waits for Planned Care

New National Targets Set Out Ambitious new targets have been set out for NHS Scotland to address the impact of the pandemic on long waiting times for planned care. Health Secretary Humza Yousaf announced that NHS Scotland will aim to eradicate waits of more than

7 Ways You Can Help Win Scottish Independence

How to Get Involved First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has now published the Referendum Bill, and announced the date of the Scottish independence referendum: 19 October 2023. Scotland will get to decide its future, and with independence we will have the full powers to build a

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

Why Land Matters Now

Taking action to ensure Scotland’s land benefits everyone Since devolution, land reform has been central to achieving greater equality and social justice for the people of Scotland. Private ownership of land – particularly at scale – has in the past conferred significant privilege – hereditary

Graeme’s Column

One of the main constituency issues occupying my time of late has been public transport. To be more accurate, the reliability of such. There is no denying the seriousness of matters here in Angus. Bus driver shortages, caused either through illness of lack of numbers,

The Eyes of the World are on Scotland

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has now published the Referendum Bill and set the Scottish independence referendum date for 19 October 2023. After pro-independence parties won a record result in the 2021 election, there is a clear mandate for an independence referendum. Watch our video below setting out