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Aileen Campbell

Written 22 posts

Former Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government

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20th February 2021

There is no doubt one of the biggest challenges of living through this pandemic has been losing our ability to meet up with friends and family.   We’ve had to find other ways to connect with each other, rather than in person – and being able to do so online has been vital.   So…

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Protecting women experiencing domestic abuse

22nd December 2020

The Scottish Government is clear that domestic abuse is completely unacceptable and that all women should be able to access support which meets their particular needs. Unfortunately women experiencing abuse often have to uproot their entire life and family to be placed in temporary accommodation that doesn’t meet their needs, adding the deep anxiety caused…

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Greener homes and communities

16th December 2020

Housing policy has a vital role to play in achieving many of Scotland’s aspirations, including tackling child poverty and ending homelessness, eradicating fuel poverty and tackling We want to combine the action we need to meet the challenge of the climate emergency with our ambition to provide affordable, warm homes. By the end of 2021,…

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Period Products in Schools Regulations coming in to force

19th October 2020

Having your period is natural and normal. Period products are not a luxury. That’s why the Scottish Government is campaigning to tackle the stigma around menstruation and period products, and why we are investing and taking action to make sure that everyone has access to vital products. Today marks a significant milestone in our journey…

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Communities Secretary Aileen Campbell’s letter to Minister for Immigration Compliance and the Courts Chris Philp

27th September 2020

Thank you for your letter of 15 September about asylum support cessations.   Your decision to restart the move on process for people with positive asylum decisions, who are permitted to work and to access other housing provision, is to be welcomed, as this will enable them to get on with establishing their lives here…

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Communities Secretary Aileen Campbell’s letter to the Local Government and Communities Committee

24th September 2020

Dear James,     I am writing to you to provide an update on our investment to support the people of Scotland during the Covid-19 pandemic, backed by an initial £350 million I announced through the Communities funding package on 18 March.   As the Committee will be aware, councils, charities and community groups, have…

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World Refugee Day

20th June 2020

For twenty years, thousands of people from across Scotland have come together to show solidarity with refugees by celebrating the Refugee Festival Scotland and marking World Refugee Day. While we cannot physically gather together this year, it is as important as ever to show our support for people who have had to leave their homes…

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Volunteers’ Week

1st June 2020

It’s hard to imagine it’s been nearly three months since it feels like everything changed. Apart from the essential exemptions, most of us have been doing our bit to help with the COVID-19 response by staying at home for the last couple of months. And although some of the restrictions are beginning to ease slightly…

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Why we are providing period products and removing the stigma

14th February 2020

The Scottish Government has taken world-leading action to ensure that, for the first time, people have access to free sanitary products. It is our mission too to remove any stigma associated with periods, which are experienced by half of the population. Our action is backed up with £15 million of investment and it has ensured…

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There is room for everyone in Scotland

5th January 2020

Throughout last year, I had the pleasure of meeting many of Scotland’s faith communities and have enjoyed learning more about their traditions and hearing about their experiences. There exists a remarkably strong working relationship between the faith communities in Scotland and this is invaluable. As I look back on last year, there have been so…

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