Monthly Archives: April 2014

Michael announces Sensory Impairment Strategy

The Scottish Government has invested £2 million to implement a new strategy for sensory impairment – the first of its kind in the UK. See Hear sets out seven recommendations for improving services for sensory impaired people in Scotland. It…

Matheson announces extra funding for carers’ breaks

Falkirk West MSP and Public Health Minister Michael Matheson has announced an extra £250,000 of funding to provide short breaks for disabled children and their families, carers and young carers. This investment has been divided equally between Shared Care Scotland…

Michael launches Self-directed Support Act

Hundreds of Falkirk Care users to get more control of their lives from today New legislation that will radically alter the shape of social care in Scotland comes into force today (1 April). The Self-directed Support Act places duties on…

Matheson announces Defibrillators for dentists

£1 million for life-saving equipment. Life-saving defibrillators are to be installed in every NHS dental practice across Scotland to help save more people who have a heart attack in the community. Over 1500 Scots died after a cardiac arrest out-with…