Month: April 2019

EARLY LEARNING PAYMENT OFFERS MORE SUPPORT TO LOW-INCOME FAMILIES

Low-income families in Falkirk district with children aged between two and three-and-a-half can apply for a new benefit from today (Monday, April 29). The £250 Early Learning Payment can be used for anything from children’s clothing and shoes to toys,…

TORIES’ DISASTROUS WELFARE POLICIES DRIVE THOUSANDS MORE TO FOOD BANKS

The Tories’ bungled welfare reforms have driven thousands more people in Scotland to food banks in the past year, according to the UK’s largest food bank provider. The Trussell Trust said it supplied 210,605 three-day emergency food parcels in Scotland…

FREE TUITION FOR EU STUDENTS AT FORTH VALLEY COLLEGE EXTENDED

EU students at Forth Valley College will continue to benefit from free tuition in the coming years despite the ongoing Brexit uncertainty. Falkirk West MSP Michael Matheson has welcomed a Scottish Government announcement that EU citizens who start Further or…

SENSORY CENTRE RECEIVES £102,926 FROM CLIMATE CHALLENGE FUND

A Forth Valley Sensory Centre project has been awarded £102,926 by the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund. The centre in Camelon’s Making Sense of Energy Saving initiative will help people across Forth Valley with sight or hearing loss to reduce…