Sandra White MSP has lodged a Parliamentary Motion recognising the specific Covid19 support provision which has been provided to students in Glasgow’s colleges.
Through the STAY (Services to Assist You) programme for care-experienced college students, support workers have provided laptops and emotional support during the pandemic, as well as delivering parcels containing toiletries and food items to the students.
Commenting on the support provision, Sandra White MSP said:
“I was pleased to hear of the Glasgow Colleges’ Regional Board support for care-experienced students which has featured the provision of laptops and emotional support.
“During this lockdown, it is hard to be separated from our family during this difficult times, but I can only imagine how much more challenging it must be for students from a care background.
“This vital support will help these students get through the crisis and support their future studies.”
Motion to the Scottish Parliament (S5M-21970)
That the Parliament welcomes allocation of £5,000 by the Glasgow Colleges’ Regional Board to provide new laptops to care-experienced students in Glasgow’s colleges; understands that the new devices have been issued to 25 students, and will help them complete their current college year in lockdown and future studies; understands that this provision is part of the wider STAY (Services to Assist You) programme for care-experienced college students in the Glasgow region; notes that the STAY is a collaborative project with Action for Children; further understands that after donating the laptop, STAY support workers continue to offer emotional support during the pandemic, as well as delivering parcels containing toiletries and food items to the students; congratulates the Glasgow Colleges’ Regional Board for its initiatives to support the retention and educational enhancement support measures for care-experienced students.