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CAS Research Reveals Many Scots Face 30-50% Delivery Surcharges
Stirling SNP MSP Bruce Crawford is calling for an end to the unfair delivery charges facing many online shoppers in the Stirling area.
Supporting Richard Lochhead MSP’s Fair Delivery Charges campaign in the Scottish Parliament today (Wednesday 6th December), Mr. Crawford has condemned what Citizens Advice Scotland has dubbed the ‘postcode penalty’ facing online shoppers across Scotland.
Sue Ryder Working Hard to Improve Lives for Those With Neurological Conditions
SNP MSP Bruce Crawford is leading a debate this evening recognising the Sue Ryder report ‘Rewrite the Future’ – which outlines the benefits of consistent specialist care and support for those with neurological conditions.
Stirling’s MSP Bruce Crawford has written to the Chief Executive of Scottish Water for further information after it was revealed that the works to repair the bridge at Ballat Station on the A81 were to continue until Spring 2018 instead of the end of December this year.
Mr Crawford has been contacted by constituents who have concerns for the implications for extended road closures on local business in the area.
Bruce Crawford MSP was delighted to attend the first Holyrood reception to be held by the newly merged charity, Arthritis Research UK incorporating Arthritis Care Scotland on 5th December, where they heard from people living with arthritis about the healthcare and support they need in Scotland.
Arthritis is among the biggest causes of disability and pain across Scotland, with nearly 700,000 people living with osteoarthritis, around 37,000 people with rheumatoid arthritis and almost one million people with back pain.
The pain, fatigue and lack of mobility caused by arthritis affects every aspect of a person’s life, making everyday tasks such as making a cup of tea, travelling to work or getting out of bed extremely difficult.
Bruce Crawford has met with campaigners from the charity Shelter Scotland in the Scottish Parliament this week.
The charity brought its campaign Homelessness: Far From Fixed to Holyrood to highlight the human cost of homelessness and to call for urgent action tackling both the causes and the consequences.
Shelter Scotland campaigners highlighted how a household becomes homeless every 19 minutes.
In the last full year for which figures are available, there was an increase in people sleeping rough before applying for help from their local councils.
A topping out ceremony at the new Stirling Care Village was held on Friday 24th November 2017 to mark the final tiles being placed on the roof of the new Care Hub building. The hub will have more than 100 beds and will provide short-term care, assessment or rehabilitation to older people who require additional support following an illness or operation. Set in a comfortable, homely environment it aims to help older people recover, regain their independence and, in the majority of cases, return to their own homes.
Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford joined Start Up Stirling in Tesco last week for their Christmas food bank collection.
Stirling SNP led a demonstration to halt Universal Credit on Saturday (25th Nov).
The day of action included a procession from King’s Park followed by a rally at Thistle Park in Stirling.
Rally speakers included Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford, SNP MP Drew Hendry, Stirling Council Leader Scott Farmer, and Jessica Lindohf of Stirling Women’s Aid.
Stirling SNP’s campaign has gained hundreds of signatures for the party’s petition to halt Universal Credit.
Intense SNP pressure on the UK government has paid off for Scotland’s emergency services after the Chancellor finally backed down to allow Police Scotland and Scottish Fire and Rescue to reclaim VAT after years of unfairness.