Results 1–20 of 1098 for speaker:Christina McKelvie

Scottish Parliament: Older People’s Services (Dumfries and Galloway Council) (26 Jun 2019)

Christina McKelvie: That is a matter for Dumfries and Galloway Council. However, working with Dumfries and Galloway integration joint board and NHS Dumfries and Galloway, the council is committed to developing a recovery plan that systematically reduces the deficit without reducing capacity by redesigning services and delivery and investing in quality, sustainable care. It is not unusual for integration joint...

Scottish Parliament: Older People’s Services (Dumfries and Galloway Council) (26 Jun 2019)

Christina McKelvie: That is a really interesting question, which, as Minister for Older People and Equalities, I take a huge interest in. We have an ageing population that will demand more services as we move through the next few years. On the specifics of Dumfries and Galloway and the progress that has been made in the integration of its health and social care services, all health and social care partnerships...

Scottish Parliament: Older People’s Services (Dumfries and Galloway Council) (26 Jun 2019)

Christina McKelvie: Annabelle Ewing will not be surprised that I totally and utterly agree with her. When I attended the Scottish Pensioners Forum conference just two weeks ago, that was a hot topic on the agenda. The UK Government has shirked its responsibility to support older people and pushed it on to the BBC, which is an absolute abdication of its responsibility in regard to a welfare policy. The plan to...

Scottish Parliament: Loneliness Among Older People (Support) (26 Jun 2019)

Christina McKelvie: I am delighted to tell Miles Briggs—no doubt he will have already realised how delighted I am—that we have launched a connected Scotland, our national strategy for tackling social isolation and loneliness and building social connections. The strategy recognises the vital contribution of the third sector in supporting all vulnerable groups, including older people, in tackling these issues....

Scottish Parliament: Loneliness Among Older People (Support) (26 Jun 2019)

Christina McKelvie: That is a key theme of the work of the implementation group. When we compiled the strategy, many local groups gave us their thoughts on how they can take part in the process. We know absolutely that none of this will work out there in the community unless the community is involved and has been brought into it. We have invited them all to take part. I have been on loads of visits in order to...

Scottish Parliament: Equally Safe (20 Jun 2019)

Christina McKelvie: In November 2018, the Scottish Government and the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities published our first equally safe annual report, which highlighted progress made on implementing the strategy and delivery plan. Work is continuing to take forward important measures, including building understanding of consent and healthy relationships, tackling women’s inequality, ensuring early and...

Scottish Parliament: Equally Safe (20 Jun 2019)

Christina McKelvie: Thank you, Presiding Officer—it is all teamwork in our Government. I emphasise the important relationships that the Government has with Scottish Women’s Aid and other organisations, which it values. Those organisations will continue to hold us to account and encourage us to do more to support victims of domestic abuse and tackle perpetrators. We will continue to work constructively with...

Scottish Parliament: Equally Safe (20 Jun 2019)

Christina McKelvie: The commencement of the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018 was a great event in the Scottish Parliament and marks a new era in Scotland in tackling domestic abuse. Coercive and controlling behaviour, which has long been a hidden aspect of domestic abuse, is increasingly being brought to the fore and highlighted as absolutely unacceptable. The first conviction under the 2018 act is a positive...

Scottish Parliament: Equally Safe (20 Jun 2019)

Christina McKelvie: I whole-heartedly join Tom Arthur in extending my thanks. I am extremely grateful for the work of White Ribbon Scotland in highlighting the important role that men and boys have to play in promoting positive role models, changing men’s attitudes and encouraging men and boys to recognise and call out male violence against women and girls in all its forms. I have taken a keen interest in the...

Scottish Parliament: Intergenerational Projects (Impact on Older People) (30 May 2019)

Christina McKelvie: The national centre for intergenerational practice in Scotland, Generations Working Together, funded by the Scottish Government, promotes intergenerational approaches to enhancing and improving the lives of older people and younger people. Evaluation carried out by Generations Working Together, including feedback from older and younger people themselves, tells us that intergenerational...

Scottish Parliament: Intergenerational Projects (Impact on Older People) (30 May 2019)

Christina McKelvie: There are many aspects to the work that we are doing, whether on social care, housing, social isolation and loneliness or the older people’s action strategy, which I launched a few weeks ago, that show how important intergenerational work is. I get to attend loads of events. To give Graham Simpson a flavour of the work that is going on, I visited a place in Midlothian not that long ago and,...

Scottish Parliament: Older People (Engagement and Participation in Policy Making) (30 May 2019)

Christina McKelvie: The Scottish Government’s older people’s strategic action forum, which I chair, brings together older people’s representative groups and other organisations that helped to develop “A Fairer Scotland for Older People: A Framework for Action”, which was published on 3 April 2019. Older people’s representative groups are also involved in similar groups on health, through the older...

Scottish Parliament: Older People (Engagement and Participation in Policy Making) (30 May 2019)

Christina McKelvie: My calendar is getting very busy, but I am looking forward to all these visits, which will all be worth while. Last year, I launched “A Connected Scotland: Our strategy for tackling social isolation and loneliness and building stronger social connections”. We are very proud that Scotland is one of the first countries in the world to publish such a strategy. Older people can be...

Scottish Parliament: Older People (Engagement and Participation in Policy Making) (30 May 2019)

Christina McKelvie: I can say yes to all those questions. The Royal College of General Practitioners has been a key partner in creating the social isolation and loneliness strategy. We are setting up the new implementation group, which will have a real focus on care and wellbeing. Those areas are a huge part of our strategy. Since the beginning of the process, we have been speaking about the importance of social...

Scottish Parliament: Menopause (21 May 2019)

Christina McKelvie: I wanted to start the debate with a splash, which is clearly what I have done. I am pleased and proud to open the debate on behalf of the Government. I believe that it is the first ever Government debate held in the UK on the menopause. This Parliament should be proud of itself. The debate comes at a time when menopause is finally getting the attention that it deserves—that women deserve....

Scottish Parliament: Menopause (21 May 2019)

Christina McKelvie: I absolutely recognise that. I made the comment that women face a suite of health issues, and that is one of them. During my time in office, I am determined to make a real difference to women who need help and support with the menopause. A big part of that is to get people talking about it—to get women talking to other women to share information on what works and what does not, to highlight...

Scottish Parliament: Older People (Assistance to Stay at Home) (8 May 2019)

Christina McKelvie: We are absolutely committed to supporting older people to live as independently as possible at home or in a homely setting. This year, we are increasing our package of investment in social care and integration to exceed £700 million. That demonstrates the Government’s commitment to support older people and disabled people, and recognises the vital role of unpaid carers. Last month, the...

Scottish Parliament: Older People (Assistance to Stay at Home) (8 May 2019)

Christina McKelvie: I know that Graham Simpson is well aware of some of the innovative work that is being done in those areas, including the work with the University of Stirling and Age Scotland, and he will know that local authorities have responsibility for care and repair services. No direct issues have been raised with me on them. Those issues would be raised with my housing colleagues, and I am happy to...

Scottish Parliament: Misogyny, Racism, Harassment and Sexism Against Women (28 Mar 2019)

Christina McKelvie: I join members in commending Rhoda Grant for lodging the motion. Misogyny, racism, harassment and sexism have no place in today’s society or in our working environment. I am very pleased to see the revised sexual harassment policy that has been sent to all Scottish Parliament staff and to MSPs and their researchers. I know that Rhoda Grant and Rona Mackay have taken great care with that...

Scottish Parliament: Misogyny, Racism, Harassment and Sexism Against Women (28 Mar 2019)

Christina McKelvie: I appreciate and know how strongly Rhoda Grant and many others feel about the issue that DeeAnn has faced. It is still subject to an on-going process, which means that there is an internal process that I should not get involved in. It would be completely inappropriate for me to comment on it at this time. I know that Rhoda Grant has been offered a meeting with Scottish Government officials to...


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