Author: Andrew

MSP CALLS FOR BETTER SUPPORT TO KEEP PEOPLE WITH ARTHRITIS IN WORK

Michael Matheson has backed calls for better support to keep people with arthritis in work. The Falkirk West MSP attended a Versus Arthritis exhibition at Holyrood last week, which highlighted the charity’s work in Scotland to identify the barriers people…

MATHESON REAFFIRMS SUPPORT FOR BRAIN INJURY SURVIVORS

Michael Matheson has met representatives of brain injury charity Headway to discuss the need for local support for people affected by the devastating consequences of brain injury. The Falkirk West MSP reaffirmed his support for brain injury survivors after visiting…

TORY WELFARE CUTS FUEL FOOD POVERTY IN FALKIRK DISTRICT

Falkirk West MSP Michael Matheson has hit out at the Tories over the growing food poverty crisis caused by the party’s welfare cuts. It comes as new figures from the Trussell Trust show that 3,210 three-day emergency food parcels were…

SNP GOVERNMENT DELIVERS 1,882 AFFORDABLE HOMES IN FALKIRK DISTRICT

The Scottish Government has delivered 1,882 affordable homes in Falkirk district, including 1,446 for social rent, since the SNP came to power in 2007, the latest figures show. Across Scotland, more than 87,000 affordable homes, including nearly 60,000 for social…