Kaukab Stewart MSP has welcomed the announcement by the Scottish Government of a further £30 million of funding for two funds aimed at improving mental health and wellbeing in adults, children, and young people. The Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund for Adults has supported local community groups to deliver programmes focused on connecting people [...]

NEW FIGURES: 73,000 Baby Boxes delivered in Glasgow

SNP SUPPORTING YOUNG PEOPLE FROM BIRTH   Kaukab Stewart, SNP MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, has welcomed new figures which show that 72,806 baby boxes have been delivered to support expectant parents across Greater Glasgow and Clyde.   Over 292,000 baby boxes have been delivered across Scotland - each providing around £420 worth of essential items [...]

Partick Farmers’ Market helps to promote healthy eating

SNP MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, Kaukab Stewart has praised farmers’ markets, such as the one held in Partick, for supporting farmers, bringing fresh produce to consumers, and promoting a healthier diet.   Ms Stewart, who represents Partick, raised the topic of healthy eating in the Scottish Parliament, asking the Rural Affairs Secretary what work was [...]

Welcoming Languages

Welcoming Languages: Including a Refugee Language in Scottish Education is an inspiring, collaborative project based at University of Glasgow School of Education. It is delivered by an international team which also includes the Arabic Centre of the The Islamic University of Gaza الجامعة الإسلامية بغزة in Palestine. I was privileged to attend the launch of [...]

Social Security Scotland – building a benefit system to tackle inequality

Last week I read an article in the Daily Record that really rankled with me. It was about the new Social Security Scotland system being developed by the Scottish Government to deliver a range of benefits. Some of these benefits we are taking over from the UK Government, and some are brand new benefits, like [...]

Celebrating Pride Mardi-Gla 2022!

I really enjoyed being part of the amazing Pride Mardi Gla march in Glasgow on 17 July - the first major Pride event in Europe with a theme of bisexuality. The success of this inclusive and diverse event is a wonderful tribute to the many years of campaigning and awareness raising by so many committed [...]

Abortion Care Summit Constructive and Helpful

As the MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, where the Sandyford NHS Clinic is located, I am very concerned by the protests outside healthcare facilities and the events in the USA, especially the appalling decision taken the US Supreme Court to overturn the finding in the Roe v Wade case. I attended the Abortion Care Summit convened [...]

2022-06-29T10:02:31+00:00June 29th, 2022|Health and Wellbeing, Mental Health|0 Comments

Are you claiming all the benefits you are entitled to?

Last week I had the pleasure of visiting Advice Direct Scotland in my constituency, where I learned that every year £20 billion of benefits entitlement across the UK goes unclaimed, including a staggering £1.7 billion in pension credit alone. Advice Direct Scotland has created a free online tool for anyone in Scotland to check their [...]

Scotland – A Good Food Nation

UPDATE - 16 June 2022 I am pleased to report that the Good Food Nation (Scotland) Bill was passed into law on 15 June. It was amended to include the establishment of an independent commission to oversee implementation of its many important clauses. I was fortunate to be selected to speak in the debate and [...]

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