Minister spars with Labour over best means of undoing Tory welfare reforms following UN poverty report
Labour need to stop “weaponising” the two-child policy against the SNP and work with the Scottish Government, Aileen Campbell argued
SCOTTISH COMMUNITIES MINISTER Aileen Campbell condemned the “systemic failings” of Tory welfare reforms in her ministerial statement on UN Special Rapporteur Professor Philip Alston’s recently published report on UK poverty and human rights.
Labour MSP: Period poverty could put women's lives at risk
Scottish Labour inequalities spokesperson Monica Lennon calls for more action to enable accessibility to women’s sanitary products
HEALTH will be at risk for women and girls if they don’t have adequate access to sanitary products, Monica Lennon MSP has warned.
Speaking to CommonSpace, Lennon said that “period poverty” – when women and girls struggle to pay for basic sanitary products on a monthly basis – could have a significant impact on hygiene, health and wellbeing, and even lead to a life-threatening condition associated with tampon use.
Calls for better support for the children of parents struggling with alcoholism
Campaigners raise the plight of young people dealing with alcohol misuse in the home as part of Children of Alcoholics Week
THERE ARE CALLS for urgent action to help youngsters who have a parent with an alcohol addiction.
At the start of Children of Alcoholics Week (11-17 February), experts have warned that more support is needed for children who have been affected by alcohol harm in the home.
New data from NHS Health Scotland has revealed that alcohol was related to 3,700 deaths and over 40,000 hospital admissions last year.