Legislation to introduce an opt-out system of organ and tissue donation for deceased donors has been passed by the Scottish Parliament. The Bill was introduced in June 2018 to build on existing measures aimed at increasing the number of successful donations in Scotland.
People living with a disability in South Lanarkshire have successfully appealed against a decision to deny them benefits 1,300 times – prompting calls for a fresh review of the Department for Work and Pension’s assessment and appeals process.
Clare used her column in this week's Rutherglen Reformer to praise local volunteers.
Local MSP Clare Haughey joined Scotland’s Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation at Liberty Steel’s Dalzell Steelworks for the Scottish Government’s official signing of the UK Steel Charter.
Thousands of carers in South Lanarkshire have benefitted from new Carer’s Allowance Supplement (CAS) payments of up to £442 – introduced recently by the Scottish Government. Figures released last month show that 11,000 payments have been made to carers across the local authority region, totalling £2,432,000.
Two Rutherglen politicians have congratulated Grow 73 after the local community gardening group were nominated for a Scotland-wide award. ScotRail has announced the shortlisted nominees for its inaugural ScotRail in the Community Awards – and Grow 73 are up for a prize.
Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey has welcomed the news that the CashBack for Communities programme invested over £215,000 in local projects in South Lanarkshire last year. The Cashback for Communities scheme, which was established by the Scottish Government, reinvests criminal assets into community projects which support young people into positive destinations, diverting some away from potentially criminal or anti-social behaviour.
ACE Place Nursery and Out of School Care has become the latest Rutherglen business to sign up to pay the Living Wage.
Clare Haughey MSP is backing a project urging people to get their hearing checked and start benefiting from using hearing aids and assistive equipment. The local MSP met with the organisation Action on Hearing Loss Scotland to discuss their ‘Hear to Inform and Connect’ service – which is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.
Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey has called for re-assurances that bank branches will remain open locally, after concerns over the number of banks and building societies which have closed across the country were raised.