Highlands & Islands MSP welcomes refreshed Baby Box

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick has welcomed the refreshed Baby Box, saying the scheme will be more important than ever in the coming months as families face rising costs. Scotland’s Baby Box is receiving a makeover for its fifth birthday. According to the latest figures of boxes distributed by health boards, 235,622 boxes haveContinue reading “Highlands & Islands MSP welcomes refreshed Baby Box”


“It’s impossible to leave politics at the door on this” Social Justice and Social Security Committee member Emma Roddick MSP has condemned what she described as the UK Government’s hamstringing of the Scottish Government’s efforts to end child poverty in Scotland. The Highlands and Islands MSP pressed witnesses on the difficulties of a hybrid socialContinue reading “HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS MSP: WESTMINSTER ‘TAKING FOOD OUT OF KIDS’ MOUTHS’ WITH BENEFITS CLIFF EDGE”

Shetland receives £5,899 to support care experienced families

SNP MSP Emma Roddick has welcomed the news that Shetland will receive £5,899 from the Scottish Government to support care experienced families or children who are on the edges of care, in addition to the £41m provided through the Winter Support Fund. Commenting, Roddick said: “Many children across Shetland who are on the edges ofContinue reading “Shetland receives £5,899 to support care experienced families”

Roddick “overjoyed” with doubling of Scottish Child Payment

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick is delighted with the announcement made today [29/11/21] by the Frist Minister regarding the doubling of the Scottish Child Payment. This much-needed additional support will be incorporated into the forthcoming budget and will be available to apply for from the start of the next financial year; April 2022. RoddickContinue reading “Roddick “overjoyed” with doubling of Scottish Child Payment”

Roddick welcomes Child Disability Payment: “an encouraging sign”

Highlands and Islands SNP MSP Emma Roddick has welcomed the Scottish Government’s new rollout of the Child Disability Payment which will help with financial support for families of children with a disability. For the first time anywhere in the UK, disability benefit applicants can apply for Child Disability Payment online, as well as by phone,Continue reading “Roddick welcomes Child Disability Payment: “an encouraging sign””