24th February 2021 by admin
Mental Health Minister Clare Haughey said: “We are removing application fees to make it easier for young adults lacking capacity to get access to their Child Trust Fund. “A Child Trust Fund is a long-term, tax-free savings account for children. The money belongs to the young person and they can only take it out when they...
22nd December 2020 by Jeane Freeman
After an extremely challenging year, Health Secretary Jeane Freeman has praised the resilience and compassion shown by those working in Scotland’s health and social care sector. In her Christmas message, Ms Freeman said: “This year has been a year like no other. In responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone who works in health and social...
9th October 2020 by admin
Today is World Mental Health Day, and this year’s theme is ‘mental health for all’. I doubt there is a single one of us who hasn’t thought about our own mental wellbeing, or worried about others, at some point during 2020. We have all been through a lot, and the introduction of temporary measures now...
28th June 2020 by admin
Children aren’t renowned for taking a keen interest in politics but I’m sure that many of them (and their parents) will have rejoiced at the news emerging from Holyrood this week, when the First Minister announced a date for the resumption of organised sport. Those children...
22nd June 2020 by fairer-scotland
Salar Mohammad Rassoul, age 40, originally from Syria, has been volunteering with NHS Dumfries and Galloway since September 2019 and is currently involved as a COVID-19 response volunteer. “I moved to Scotland from Syria with my family in April 2018 and I found refuge in Dumfries and Galloway. I am so grateful to the Scottish...
12th July 2019 by Christina McKelvie MSP
A commitment to the people of Scotland that we are taking long term action to change our society and make it a fairer and more equal place to live
16th May 2018 by Angela Constance MSP
As the theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week campaign is stress, you will no doubt have seen many groups and organisations talking about how they are helping people to recognise and manage their stress. There is a lot of good advice out there and for many of us it is about finding what...
5th April 2018 by Simon Ebbett
As a Government, we are committed to improving the health of our nation and tackling inequality. One of the key challenges we face in achieving this is how to ensure everyone can have a healthy diet, and in particular how to help families with young children to make sure they get the best start in...
12th October 2016 by Shona McTavish
On Wednesday 5 October 2016 Angela Constance, Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities launched the Fairer Scotland Action Plan at the Princes Trust in Glasgow. The plan is a clear commitment to the people of Scotland that we are taking long term action to change our society and make it a fairer and...
12th November 2015 by Cameron Edwards
Hello Fairer Scotland! My name is Dane Thomson and I’m delighted to have been asked to write a guest blog for you today. My blog is going to be a no holds barred account of my short term experience of life on ‘benefits’. First – the back story. I’ve worked hard since I was 14....