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Deadline for School Age Payment Approaches

Families Urged to Make Sure They Don’t Miss Out Parents and guardians who get qualifying benefits or tax credits and who have a child born between 1 March 2017 and 28 February 2018 are being urged to check whether they should apply for Best Start

Two Key Devolved Benefits to be Paid Automatically

Making Things Easier for Families People who receive Scottish Child Payment and qualify for Best Start Grant Early Learning and School Age payments will be paid them automatically from this week, without the need to apply for them separately. Social Security Scotland will notify clients

Refreshed Baby Box Supporting Angus Families

16,785 Boxes Already Delivered in Tayside Figures to 30th September have shown that 16,785 of Scotland’s Baby Boxes have been delivered across the NHS Tayside health board area since the scheme was introduced, as the box receives a revamp for its fifth birthday. The Scottish

Extra Winter Cash for Low-Income Families

December Bridging Payment Doubling to £260 Families of an estimated 145,000 children will benefit from extra support this winter to help with cost-of-living pressures – backed by Scottish Government investment of £18.9 million. Bridging Payments were introduced in 2021 ahead of the extension of the

Home-Start Angus Visit for Challenge Poverty Week

Highlighting the Reality & Challenging Stereotypes Graeme recently paid a visit to local charity Home-Start Angus, to showcase the support on offer for local families. Home-Start offers a unique service recruiting and training volunteers – who are usually parents themselves – to make home visits

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