“Doubling of the Scottish Child Payment is an absolutely needed step and one that will make such a difference in tackling child poverty.” – Emma Roddick MSP, SNP
Thousands of people who struggle to find the time or resources to take a holiday can now apply for a subsidised short break.
Low-income families in Orkney will benefit from a £320 uplift before Christmas as part of the Scottish Government’s commitment to tackling child poverty.
“If you have not applied yet I would encourage you to do so immediately or if you have any family or friends who may be eligible to encourage them too.” Emma Roddick, SNP MSP
The new fund now covers children from birth to 18 who are receiving inpatient care, and will cover costs for their parents, anyone with parental responsibility, and siblings under 18.
“Scots who want to return to Scotland from elsewhere in the EU should be able to bring their families with them, no matter how much they earn.”
Best Start Grants replace and expand on the UK Government’s Sure Start Maternity Grant by providing eligible families with £600 on the birth of their first child and £300 on the birth of any subsequent children.