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The Scottish Child Payment, a new game-changing benefit from the Scottish Government will help tackle child poverty head on. It accepts applications from Monday 9 November with first payments from the end of February 2021.

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I would like to update you on what I am doing to try to resolve the ongoing concerns around the provision of the adult flu vaccine by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHS GGC). 

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Child Winter Heating Assistance. A new £200 payment to help families of a child on the highest rate of Disability Living Allowance

Families of disabled children will receive a new heating benefit  by Christmas. The new Child Winter Heating Assistance from the Scottish Government is a £200 payment to help families of a child on the highest rate care component of Disability Living Allowance for Children to heat their homes. There are more than 14,000 children across Scotland expected to be eligible.

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As you will be aware, there has been a outbreak of coronavirus at the Murano Student Village in Maryhill, part of Glasgow University. Given the scale of the outbreak, I am concered about the welfare of students and the wider community. I have today (Friday 25 September) written to Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice Chancellor of Glasgow University.

You can read this letter here

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I have been representing several sports, recreational and community organisations in relation to the frustrations (which I share) over the slow pace of the reopening of Glasgow Life facilities across Maryhill and Springburn.

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New Measures

The First Minister has today announced further measures aimed at reducing the spread of Coronavirus. You can read more about this at I would urge all constituents to read the detailed update and encourage everyone to follow these additional measures

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