Aileen Campbell

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Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government

Good progress made on Funeral Costs Plan

8th February 2019

Coping with the death of a loved one is undoubtedly one of the most stressful things we will ever have to deal with.  That’s even more difficult if you are also worrying about how to pay for the funeral. Most of us will arrange a funeral no more than a handful of times.  So it…

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A look back over the year…

8th January 2019

Last year, the Scottish Government put in place some world-leading actions to break down the barriers that cause poverty and inequality. When I joined the Cabinet last June I was able to build on the significant legacy left by my predecessor Angela Constance.  Following the passing of the Child Poverty (Scotland) Act in late 2017,…

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Access to Free Sanitary Products

4th January 2019

I’m proud to be part of a Government that has ensured students at schools, colleges and universities have access to free sanitary products. The Scottish government was the first in the world to make products available to students as part of a £5.2m scheme to tackle period poverty. Nobody should suffer the indignity of struggling…

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A Visit to Glasgow’s Winter Night Shelter

31st December 2018

I want Scotland to be a place where no-one faces the dangerous prospect of sleeping rough and where everyone has a place they can call home.  Over the last year we have put in place a number of measures – both practical and financial – to make sure we do everything we can to protect…

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Poverty and Inequality Commission

27th September 2018

We recently advertised the role of Chair of the new statutory Poverty and Inequality Commission, and will be accepting applications until midnight on 5th October 2018. This is a fantastic opportunity to help shape the future policy landscape in Scotland and to influence key decisions to build a fairer and more inclusive society. This appointment…

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Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government – Aileen Campbell

26th July 2018

Being asked to be part of the Scottish Government to serve as the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government is an enormous privilege – that’s because in this role there is the opportunity to help build the fairer and more equal Scotland that I know so many of us seek. And in doing so,…

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