Backing ‘Our kids won’t wait’ campaign


Martin Whitfield MSP has lent his support to families of disabled children across Scotland as they tell the Scottish Government “Our kids won’t wait” and demand fairer funding. Gathering outside the Scottish Parliament, families put pressure on the First Minister to reconsider a decision to hold a funding decision at 2016 levels, which Scottish charity [...]

Backing ‘Our kids won’t wait’ campaign2023-10-02T15:34:37+01:00

Visiting ‘much-loved’ beach wheelchair charity


Martin Whitfield MSP has visited local charity North Berwick Beach Wheelchairs at the town's harbour to catch up on some of its latest developments. Mr Whitfield met with the charity's Treasurer, Bryony Capaldi, and other volunteers, as well as speaking to a service user who was visiting the town from England and took the opportunity [...]

Visiting ‘much-loved’ beach wheelchair charity2023-09-20T09:48:25+01:00

Listening to local carers


Local carers have met with MSPs Martin Whitfield and Pam Duncan-Glancy to discuss some of the problems disabled teenagers face transitioning from school into further education and work. Ms Duncan-Glancy has introduced a Members’ Bill at Holyrood, the Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions to Adulthood) (Scotland) Bill, to try and help address some of [...]

Listening to local carers2023-11-23T12:29:09+00:00

Martin backs Workers Injury Council Bill


Martin Whitfield MSP is backing a bill to establish a new expert council to deliver the replacement for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit. The bill published by Mark Griffin MSP would see new social security powers used to establish an independent council with permanent trade union representation. The council would have powers to research workplace injury [...]

Martin backs Workers Injury Council Bill2023-11-23T13:06:33+00:00

Visit to Leuchie House


Martin Whitfield MSP has visited North Berwick-based charity Leuchie House for an update on some of its latest developments and future plans. The South Scotland MSP met with the charity's CEO Mark Bevan for a tour of the building and its facilities. This included finding out more about the use of new technology in guests' [...]

Visit to Leuchie House2023-09-21T11:58:32+01:00

Support for children with ADHD raised


The requirement for children with a disability, and specifically those living with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), to receive special care in education has been highlighted in the Scottish Parliament by Martin Whitfield MSP. The South Scotland MSP raised the issue during Portfolio Question Time, asking the Cabinet Secretary for Education to explain how the [...]

Support for children with ADHD raised2023-09-21T15:10:05+01:00

Promoting Keep Safe Awareness Day


Martin Whitfield MSP is helping to promote this year’s Keep Safe Awareness Day on Wednesday 15th March. Keep Safe is an award-winning partnership between I Am Me Scotland and Police Scotland. It was originally developed to support disabled people to participate in community life, free from fear of harassment and abuse or at times when [...]

Promoting Keep Safe Awareness Day2023-10-09T10:34:24+01:00

Cycling charity’s work welcomed


The pioneering work of a Scottish charity dedicated to providing opportunities for accessible cycling has been welcomed at Holyrood. Martin Whitfield MSP and Foysol Choudhury MSP met with representatives of Cycling Without Age Scotland to find out more about its inclusive work. It aims to enrich the lives of elderly and disabled people by letting [...]

Cycling charity’s work welcomed2023-10-09T14:16:30+01:00
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