2023 11 16 HSCP

I recently asked the Scottish Government to help support community link workers here in Glasgow. There have been very real concerns that this service may have had to be reduced due to a funding shortfall from the Glasgow HSCP.

I made it clear to both the Scottish Government and the HSCP that I did not find such a reduction acceptable.

I am therefore delighted that the Scottish Government this morning confirmed to me that there will be an extra £1.2 million being made available to the Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership to secure the service for the next three years.

Link Workers provide a vital contribution to patient care and our efforts to address health inequalities right here in Maryhill and Springburn; and across the city.

This funding announcement underlines just how seriously our Scottish Government has taken this threat to services in communities that need it the most.

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