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SELF DIRECTED SUPPORTS AND DAILY MAIL HEADLINES

It is just over a week since the Self Directed Support Bill Scotland became law. This is sold to us as personal choice, flexibilty, however what is happening in Glasgow City Council should be a warning to us all. It … Continue reading

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RIP Margo McDonald.

I was very young when Margo burst into politics. She was extraordinary to me there were so few woman involved in party politics that she stood out. She was beautiful, gallus and spoke like me. I had never heard of … Continue reading

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World Autism Awareness Day. For my bairns and all our bairns.

Life truly is a voyage. Sometimes it seems the flotsam and jetsom we pick up along the way is there for a reason. In my 20s I worked with adults and children with additional support needs. I loved my work … Continue reading

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Hobson’s choice via Renfrewshire Council

This is the headline of “The People’s News” a free newspaper distributed to council tenants in Renfrewshire. The banner headline. The result of the rent consultation is a 3.5% rise in Council rent increase. The “choice” given to tenants was … Continue reading

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Bairns Not Bombs

The day after a “cabinet minister” leaked to the press that the currency could be negotiable if Trident was brought to the table, a gentle reminder of why we want to scrap Trident. As Scottish CND’s slogan says, “Bairns not … Continue reading

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Eviction letter from South Ayrshire Council threatening eviction due to rent arrears warning social work will be notified.

Please note before you read on that South Ayrshire Council have applied and say the person involved had applied for and been refused a discretionary housing payment However in my opinion the tone of the letter is not acceptable.A friend … Continue reading

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