Month: October 2018

EXTRA FUNDING FOR FORTH VALLEY RAPE CRISIS CENTRE

Forth Valley Rape Crisis Centre will receive an additional £37,000 in Scottish Government funding in 2018-19, it has been confirmed. The allocation is part of an extra £1.5million that will be provided to 14 rape crisis centres across Scotland over…

MATHESON COMMITTED TO BANNING UNSAFE PAVEMENT PARKING

Michael Matheson has assured Guide Dogs Scotland of the Scottish Government’s commitment to introduce legislation to end unsafe pavement parking. The Falkirk West MSP, who met representatives of the charity recently, also pledged to help raise awareness of the challenges…

MATHESON CALLS FOR HALT TO UNIVERSAL CREDIT ROLL-OUT

Falkirk West MSP Michael Matheson has joined renewed calls on the UK Government to halt the roll-out of universal credit. The controversial benefit, which came into force for new claimants in the Falkirk Council area in March and is due…

MSP BACKS HEARING LOSS CHARITY’S BID TO ENGAGE GROUPS IN FALKIRK

Falkirk West MSP Michael Matheson is backing a charity’s efforts to minimise the impact of hearing loss in everyday life. Action on Hearing Loss Scotland is urging older people to get their hearing checked, so they can start benefiting from…