May 21, 2020

A £1 million fund is being created to help support women with transvaginal mesh complications.

The scheme will be run by NHS National Services Scotland and open for applications at the start of July and run until the end of June next year.

It will be available to women who have experienced complications after having vaginal mesh implanted in proce...

May 14, 2020

A quarter of a million packages containing essential supplies have been delivered to people across Scotland facing the highest clinical risks from COVID-19.

The free boxes, which include vital food and toiletries, are dropped off weekly to the homes of people who are shielding.

More than 50,000 individuals have already signed up for the deliveries...

May 14, 2020

North Ayrshire’s Social Care Sector has been allocated an additional £1,339,000 from the SNP Government, to help with the financial impact of the coronavirus. This is part of an initial £50 million across Scotland.

This funding will help address immediate challenges and support ongoing provision of social care.

Health and Social Care Partnerships...

May 8, 2020

The SNP Government has doubled its Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund, which provide grants for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) affected by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, from £45 million to £90 million.

The aim of the fund, which is managed by Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, and South of Scotland Enterprise, is to p...

May 8, 2020

The SNP Government has allocated an additional £204,967 to two specialist organisations, to help them support 47,000 people with autism across Scotland during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

£159,920 is to increase capacity in the Scottish Autism Helpline and £45,057 for the National Autistic Society to help people keep in touch online durin...

May 8, 2020

The SNP Government has announced a one-off £75 million increase in funding for Scotland’s universities to protect their world-leading research programmes against the financial impact of COVID-19.

This will help secure the jobs and training needed to support ongoing and future research, meaning institutions can concentrate fully on planning the lo...

May 7, 2020

As part of the Coronavirus (No.2) Bill, legislation which will go before the Scottish Parliament on 13 May, the SNP Government will propose an additional £230.10 payment which will benefit around 83,000 unpaid carers across Scotland, including 2,765 in North Ayrshire.

This £19.2 million investment in Carer’s Allowance Supplement is in recognition...

May 6, 2020

Pupils across North Ayrshire will benefit from a further £8.8 million Pupil Equity Funding from the SNP Government over this and next year, taking the total allocation to £22,050,120 since the programme began in 2017.

For the first time, Pupil Equity Fund (PEF) allocations have been confirmed for two years to provide more certainty for head teach...

May 6, 2020

Key mental health services to support families and young people will receive nearly £873,000 of additional funding from the SNP Government, comprising:

  • £768,000 for a relationships helpline to be delivered by The Spark counselling service;

  • £105,000 to support Young Scot to develop enhanced digital content and mental health resource...

May 1, 2020

The SNP Government has allocated £5 million to research projects across Scotland aiming to increase the understanding of coronavirus (COVID-19), screen potential treatments and support clinical trials.

The money will support 55 rapid research projects in 15 Scottish universities and research institutions, contributing to global efforts to combat...

Please reload

Contact Kenneth:
  • Facebook Social Icon