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New Funding for Care Experienced Young People

Gordon Macdonald MSP has welcomed news that care experienced young people in Edinburgh will benefit from over £1 million of funding. The Scottish Government announced today (Friday) that the Care Experienced Children and Young People fund would increase from £8 million to £12 million in this academic year. The fund is designed to support the educational attainment of young people, up to the age of 26, who have been in care, with projects as diverse as mentoring programmes, counselling services and driving lessons were supported. Commenting, SNP MSP Gordon Macdonald said, "Improving the education and life chances of all our children and young people is the defining mission of the SNP in gover

Gordon Macdonald Encourages Flu Jab Take Up

SNP MSP Gordon Macdonald has urged parents in Edinburgh to “trust the facts” and make sure their child is vaccinated for flu this winter. This week, the Scottish Government has launched its annual national flu vaccination programme – with a focus on people with health conditions and children aged 2-5. Every year thousands of children are hospitalised with flu. Even healthy children can become seriously ill from it. Protecting children can also stop the virus from spreading to family, friends and others. To date more than 1.6 million doses of the nasal vaccine have been given to 2-11 year olds as part of the Scottish childhood immunisation programme. But more parents and carers are being urge

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