The pandemic has put enormous pressure on households, communities and local services right across Scotland, and I am glad that the Scottish Government has ensured South Lanarkshire has more funding to deal with this.
Today, the Cabinet Secretary for Health announced that, if safety approval is given, the first round of vaccinations against coronavirus could be delivered in Scotland as early as next month.
Health and social care services across Lanarkshire are to receive an additional £73 million from the Scottish Government to support the local response to the coronavirus pandemic and prepare for winter.
Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey has urged the BBC to row back on their decision to stop broadcasting the First Minister’s Covid-19 briefings. The BBC announced earlier this month that it was no longer going to televise the press conferences and, instead, show them online and only occasionally on television.
Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey is encouraging local residents to download the new ‘Protect Scotland’ app - to help slow the spread of coronavirus and support the easing of lockdown restrictions.
An estimated 11,800 children across South Lanarkshire could benefit from the Scottish Government’s ground-breaking anti-poverty payment, new figures have revealed.
Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey has said a new £10 million fund announced by the SNP Government will support people struggling to pay their rent across South Lanarkshire.
Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey has welcomed a new Scottish benefit introduced this month that will help 16 to 24-year olds into work if they have been unemployed for over six months.
Local MSP Clare Haughey has said new funding from the Scottish Government will help provide targeted support for care experienced young people in Cambuslang and Rutherglen.
From today (Friday 24th July), some restrictions on those who are shielding have been lifted. Read the blog post to find out about these changes.