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Jeane Freeman

Jeane Freeman

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Former Cabinet Secretary for Health

Health Secretary Jeane Freeman – Christmas Message to Scotland’s health and social care sector

22nd December 2020

After an extremely challenging year, Health Secretary Jeane Freeman has praised the resilience and compassion shown by those working in Scotland’s health and social care sector. In her Christmas message, Ms Freeman said: “This year has been a year like no other. In responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone who works in health and social…

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Delivering social security to Scotland’s people

19th September 2017

Last week we marked the 20th anniversary of the devolution referendum. In that 1997 referendum vote the majority of people in Scotland made it clear that they wanted decisions that affected them to be made closer to home to meet the needs of our communities and all those who choose to live and work in our…

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Our economy depends on diversity

25th May 2017

This article appeared in The Herald’s Agenda section on Tuesday, 22nd May I’m not sure if the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and I are ever going to cross paths – but if we do, then I’d like to thank him for the following quote he made in a speech last year at the World…

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A social security system that puts people first

28th April 2017

Yesterday, in the Scottish Parliament, I ruled out the use of private companies in assessing people for the benefits that will be delivered under Scotland’s new social security system. This was a proud moment. Profit should never ever be a motive in these important assessments and I wanted to let the people who will be…

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1,000 down, 1,000 to go

28th March 2017

1,000 people have now signed up for our Experience Panels – Social Security Minister Jeane Freeman encourages more to come forward

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Jeane Freeman: A social security system based on dignity and respect

7th March 2017

Social Security Minister, Jeane Freeman, writes in the Daily Record today about putting dignity and respect at the heart of Scotland’s new social security system – as a new campaign is launched to encourage more people to claim the benefits they are entitled to. Read the full piece here: “In my first ten months as…

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Scotland’s approach to social security

24th February 2017

Social Security Minister Jeane Freeman blogs about how fairness, dignity and respect will be built into Scotland’s social security agency.

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Flexibilities on Universal Credit – give us your views

27th January 2017

At the heart of our plans for new social security powers is making sure that we listen to the people who actually use the system. Earlier this month we announced Universal Credit (UC) payments in Scotland will become more frequent and adaptable, under new powers from the Scotland Act 2016. And right now we’re consulting…

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