Month: April 2018

MATHESON WELCOMES LAUNCH OF SCOTTISH SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM

Carers across Falkirk district will be the first people to benefit when the Scottish Government starts to make social security payments later this year. MSPs unanimously passed the Social Security (Scotland) Bill last week, establishing the country’s first social security…

FORTH VALLEY PATIENTS BENEFIT FROM NEW MRI SCANNERS

Patients in Forth Valley are among thousands of Scots who are benefitting from two new MRI scanners that are helping to reduce waiting times for diagnostics. The Scottish Government awarded £2.4million to the Golden Jubilee National Hospital in Clydebank to…

FUNDING PACKAGE AGREED TO DELIVER 1140 HOURS OF FREE CHILDCARE

Scottish ministers have agreed a funding package with councils to ensure that every three- and four-year-old will have access to 1140 hours of free childcare by 2020. Falkirk West MSP Michael Matheson has welcomed the multi-year deal reached with COSLA,…

MATHESON ANNOUNCES FUNDING TO IMPROVE SUPPORT FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME

Victims of crime in Falkirk district are to benefit from improved practical and emotional support when dealing with the criminal justice system. Victim Support Scotland, which has been awarded £13.8million over three years by the Scottish Government, will lead the…