I am proud to support the MS Society pledge to get #LouderForMS at Holyrood in the next Scottish Parliament to highlight important issues in the MS community and those affected by neurological conditions.
The SNP Scottish Government published Scotland’s first National Action Plan on Neurological Conditions which supports people to manage their condition appropriate to their unique and individual needs. If re-elected, we will continue to push forward this Action Plan, working even closer with local communities to meet the needs of every individual affected by MS.
Furthermore, if re-elected, we will strengthening Scotland’s new social security system that is person-centred and community-based, with dignity, fairness and respect at the heart of it. We will continue to spread the ‘What Matters to You’ approach which encourages staff to focus on individual needs of people living with neurological conditions.
We will also increase the direct investment into mental health services by at least 25% and build on the success of our community link worker programme to further strengthen the resilience of our communities to help those with MS.
Supporting individuals with MS is an investment in our people and in Scotland’s future.