Local MSP Congratulates Yorkhill and Kelvingrove Community Council on Cycle Village Success

Sandra White MSP has welcomed news that the country's first community-led bid to Sustrans for cycle infrastructure has been successfully achieved by Yorkhill and Kelvingrove Community Council. The £6.5m funding will be matched by Glasgow City Council to realise an exciting new cycle, access, and greenery vision for Yorkhill and Kelvingrove, connecting the area to … Continue reading Local MSP Congratulates Yorkhill and Kelvingrove Community Council on Cycle Village Success

ScotGov strengthen housing support to tackle homelessness

Homelessness consultation backs stronger protections. People facing homelessness will have better access to support with new legislation coming into effect later this year. Last year the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group recommended changes to homelessness laws, and analysis of consultation responses published today show support for the measures. The first change, which will come … Continue reading ScotGov strengthen housing support to tackle homelessness

32% of Children Hit by Tory Two-Child Cap in Glasgow Central

TORY GOVERNMENT MUST SCRAP “HEARTLESS” POLICY 32% of the total number of children in Glasgow Central could be affected by the two-child cap, according to new research  – prompting more calls for the UK Government to scrap the “heartless” policy. The “two-child policy” allows low-income families to claim child tax credits or universal credit for … Continue reading 32% of Children Hit by Tory Two-Child Cap in Glasgow Central

Sandra White MSP welcomes new Scottish benefit to tackle child poverty

Children under six set to gain from 2021. Sandra White MSP has welcomed the announcement from the Scottish Government that it will introduce a new benefit to tackle child poverty. Eligible families will be entitled to £10 a week for every child under 16, with introduction for under sixes starting by early 2021. The payment … Continue reading Sandra White MSP welcomes new Scottish benefit to tackle child poverty

New Advice Service for Scotland Recognised in Parliament

Sandra White MSP has lodged a Parliamentary Motion recognising the launch of the advice.scot service providing telephone and web-based advice for the people of Scotland. You can access the service by calling 0808 808 9060, visit http://www.consumeradvice.scot where you can also email advisers for free, confidential advice. Motion Number: S5M-17856Lodged By: Sandra WhiteDate Lodged: 19/06/2019 … Continue reading New Advice Service for Scotland Recognised in Parliament