January, 2020

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Strengthening NHS leadership

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Moves to strengthen leadership across NHS Scotland as well as additional direction and support for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde have been announced by Health Secretary Jeane Freeman. In November NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde was escalated to Stage 4... (Continue reading)

Welsh Government doubles support for ‘whole school’ approach to mental health

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The Welsh Government has doubled the funding available to local authorities and local health boards across Wales to protect, improve and support the mental health of children and young people. The additional £2.5m, which will be used to support projects... (Continue reading)

Funding awarded for more Changing Places toilets in NHS hospitals

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Over £500,000 has been given to 10 NHS trusts in England today to build new Changing Places toilets for severely disabled people. Thousands of severely disabled people will benefit from new government funding, which is expected to more than double... (Continue reading)

Exciting new vision for Welsh visitor economy

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First Minister Mark Drakeford and Deputy Minister for Tourism Lord Elis-Thomas will today unveil an exciting future for the visitor economy in Wales. The Welsh Government will publish its five-year plan to grow the visitor economy, focusing on Wales’ strengths... (Continue reading)

Majority of disability benefit claims refused by UK Government

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Analysis shows tens of thousands of people have completely lost their disability benefits since 2013. More than half of new claims in Scotland for the UK Government’s disability payment are refused, with tens of thousands of disabled people completely losing... (Continue reading)

UK set to introduce ‘Jack’s Law’ – new legal right to paid parental bereavement leave

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Parents who suffer the devastating loss of a child will be entitled to 2 weeks’ statutory leave. Working parents who lose a child under the age of 18 will get 2 weeks’ statutory leave the new legal right to 2... (Continue reading)

Refreshed plan for economic growth

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A new website which makes it easier for businesses to get information and support is one of the measures in a refreshed Economic Action Plan for Scotland. Findbusinesssupport.gov.scot contains hundreds of products, services and events from Scotland’s enterprise and skills... (Continue reading)

£19 million CashBack funding allocated

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Projects for disadvantaged young people will share £19 million seized from criminals. New organisations to benefit from the latest round of CashBack for Communities funding include Eden Court arts project in Inverness and the Mayfield & Easthouses Youth 2000 Project.... (Continue reading)

Improving farm productivity in UK and Canada: apply for funding

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Businesses can apply for a share of £2 million to work with Canadian partners on new technologies that could improve farm productivity and reduce pollution. Agriculture is facing a major challenge to feed a global population of around 9 billion... (Continue reading)

High-tech products to level the playing field for disabled pupils

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Trials of pioneering technology to help disabled pupils in the classroom will take place across the country in the first programme of its kind in the world. Speaking at the largest education technology show in the world today (22 January),... (Continue reading)

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