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Over the past year with the coronavirus crisis, the pressure on young carers has been even greater than normal . As today is Young Carers Day and I’d like to take the opportunity to praise Scotland’s young carers and encourage them to take advantage of the Young Carer Package and Young Carers Grant – the first of its kind in the UK.
 

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A number of constituents have been in touch about the work on the new bridge at Stockingfield Junction. I have had an update from the project team which I wanted to share with you. 

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self isolate

I asked the Social Security Minister, Shirley-Anne Somerville, about the support available to help people self-isolate. I was delighted to hear the self-isolation support grant will be extended to include anyone who must self-isolate and earn the Real Living Wage or lower.

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Budget 2021

I welcome the SNP Government’s ambitious draft Budget – announced today by Finance Secretary Kate Forbes MSP.

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HSNG

 
I would like to thank everyone who attended the Help Shape North Glasgow events I held recently. You can download a copy of Jim's presentation at the bottom of this page.

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TheCaley

I have written to the Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, Michael Matheson MSP, regarding the future of the site of "The Caley". You can read a copy of my letter below:-

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