Praise for local day centre


Martin Whitfield MSP has joined Cllr Shamin Akhtar in praising Tranent Day Care Centre following a recent visit to the facility. The visitors met members of the centre’s staff team and chatted to some of its service users about what it means to them and their daily lives. The centre utilises a people-centred approach, creating [...]

Praise for local day centre2023-10-23T15:36:03+01:00

Support with TV interference


The Restore TV programme is informing communities that mobile services are being upgraded and that this could cause TV interference for some households. While upgrading mobile services provide improved speed, performance and coverage for local residents and businesses via tablets and mobile phones, because these new mobile signals were previously used by TV services received [...]

Support with TV interference2023-10-24T10:09:09+01:00

Martin sees OPAL project in action


South Scotland MSP Martin Whitfield has visited Eildon’s Riverside House supported housing development in Peebles to see the Older People Active Lives (OPAL) project in action first-hand. The OPAL service for the Borders was launched last summer in partnership between charities Eildon Housing Association and Cyrenians. Cyrenians contacted Mr Whitfield with information about the service [...]

Martin sees OPAL project in action2023-09-20T14:57:36+01:00

Over 50s urged to complete Big Survey


Martin Whitfield MSP is encouraging older constituents to have their voices heard by taking part in Age Scotland’s Big Survey. Scotland’s national charity for older people is seeking the views and experiences of people over the age of 50. They want to know about all aspects of their lives, including health and wellbeing, the cost [...]

Over 50s urged to complete Big Survey2023-09-27T15:35:57+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

Housing-with-care model backed


Martin Whitfield MSP has joined a cross-party group of parliamentary colleagues in backing the innovative housing-with-care model as key to tackling the challenges of an ageing population. In the Scottish Parliament last week, several MSPs pledged their support for new forms of housing and social care, which provide older people with independent living alongside care, [...]

Housing-with-care model backed2023-10-24T14:43:26+01:00
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