20th February 2021 by Aileen Campbell
There is no doubt one of the biggest challenges of living through this pandemic has been losing our ability to meet up with friends and family. We’ve had to find other ways to connect with each other, rather than in person – and being able to do so online has been vital. So...
4th October 2020 by Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP
Today is Silver Sunday, a day to celebrate older people and reflect on the valuable role they play in our communities. This year, that message is even more important. All of us love and care for our older relatives, just as they do us, and we benefit from their stories, wisdom and experiences. I know the last six months...
15th July 2020 by Christina McKelvie MSP
Minister for Older People Christina McKelvie has written to the Culture Secretary, strongly urging the UK Government to take responsibility and fund free TV licences for the over 75s. The full text of the letter is below. Dear Oliver, I write to you to express my deep concern regarding the announcement by the BBC on...
15th August 2017 by michellekerr
Many thanks Glyn Morris from Friendly Access who has provided our first guest blog: I have always said “we all know that whilst an impairment cannot necessarily be changed, the environment often can, making the environment the disabling factor”. It’s for this reason Friendly Access was established to holistically address and improve accessibility across Scotland, regardless...
23rd May 2017 by michellekerr
European Social Fund Tackling Poverty & Social Exclusion. Round 2 announcement including dates and contact details.
27th June 2016 by Shona McTavish
Definition The definition of dignity is self-respect and self-worth. The UN Declaration of Human Rights is clear that everyone has the right to dignity. For many people living on benefits, or in poverty dignity is all that they can lay claim to. But even this, is now being eroded, by welfare and disability reforms. Sanctions,...