Hyslop Welcomes £1.629m Funding for West Lothian Social Care Covid Costs

 Hyslop Welcomes £1.629m Funding for West Lothian Social Care Covid Costs

Local MSP for the Linlithgow Constituency, Fiona Hyslop, has welcomed an initial £1.629m funding to help the social care sector in West Lothian deal with the financial implications of coronavirus.

The funding was confirmed by the Scottish Government as part of a £50 million package for the sector across the country. Health and Social Care Partnerships across Scotland have all put in place mobilisation plans to ensure the health and social care system is as well placed as possible to address the Covid-19 pandemic.

Fiona said,

“This is welcome funding that will help address immediate challenges faced in the social care sector and support ongoing provision of social care.

“The social care sector is at the frontline of the current pandemic and will inevitably face additional costs, so this £1.629m of funding from the Scottish Government, demonstrates our strong commitment to social care and will ensure that any increasing need for social care as a result of the pandemic is met.

““I’m sure I speak on behalf of everyone in West Lothian when I share my gratitude towards those working in social care, and all of our frontline key workers, who are doing vital work in the most difficult of circumstances.”


The Scottish Government release with national details is available here: