From news.gov.scot today:
The Scottish Government has allocated £2.5 million to 13 projects across Scotland designed to ‘improve employment support’ by ‘linking with health and social care, justice and housing services.’
This extract sums up the main idea behind the projects:
‘Funding will go to a mixture of projects including an approach in Fife which will increase employment outcomes for people suffering mental ill-health and an approach in North Lanarkshire to join up services for homeless residents who have recognised health, social care and housing support needs.’
Once more, I’m reminded that the SNP are trying their best within the constraints set by Westminster to make this the kind of country I want to live in. This is just one more of many initiatives which have some heart at their heart (nice catchphrase?) such as the compensation for the bedroom tax, the baby boxes and free care for the elderly all of which are gradually making Scotland more like Scandinavia and less like the USA which seems to be Westminster’s preferred direction of travel. Our superior NHS with its advance integration of health and social care and the recent signs such as our falling stillbirth rate all point to the even greater possibilities we’d have with greater autonomy.