World COPD Day

Motion Number: S4M-14655
Lodged By: Richard Simpson

Motion Text:

That the Parliament welcomes World COPD Day on 18 November 2015, which was set up to raise awareness nationally of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); understands that the theme for 2015 is, It’s Not Too Late, and that the day will promote the actions that people can take to improve respiratory health, both before and after a diagnosis of COPD; notes that typical symptoms include increased breathlessness, a persistent cough with phlegm, wheezing and frequent chest infections understands that, while there is no cure, the sooner the condition is diagnosed and appropriate treatment begins, the less chance there is of severe lung damage; encourages members to visit the World COPD Day website for further information on the risk factors, symptoms, diagnoses and treatments, and commends the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease on organising the day and in its work to improve prevention and treatment of the condition around the world.

Country Holidays for Inner City Kids Grant Success

Motion Number: S4M-14658
Lodged By: Richard Simpson

Motion Text:

That the Parliament congratulates Country Holidays for Inner City Kids (CHICK), which is based in the Mid Scotland and Fife region, on its recent £14,368 Young Start award; notes that Young Start offers grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 for up to two years to support programmes for eight to 24-year-olds, and understands that CHICK will use its grant to allow 16 disadvantaged young carers to benefit from a week of respite care at one of its countryside retreats.

Taymara Awarded £49,940

Motion Number: S4M-14659
Lodged By: Richard Simpson

Motion Text:

That the Parliament congratulates Taymara, which is based in the Mid Scotland and Fife region, on its recent £49,940 Young Start award; notes that Young Start offers grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 for up to two years to support programmes for eight to 24-year-olds, and understands that Taymara will use its grant to help fund phase one of its R&R project, which will aim to allow 30 young offenders who have been released from prison to receive training and support to further their work experience and help them to secure employment.