It's important that local authorities adopt a 'cash-first' approach, and make cash payments to those families eligible for free school meals. Cash payments give families the choice and agency to meet their children's needs, and are the most dignified way of providing support.
We welcome @S_A_Somerville's announcement today that free school meal provision will be extended over the Christmas, Feb and Easter holidays. This will help to ease the pressure on families struggling to stay afloat, especially given the extra pressures of the winter months.
Scotlands weekly Deaths of ALL causes from 2015-2020 up too week 40 2020 lastest data. Taken from https://t.co/FKDnAt3Ctv Still not much higher than the 5 year average. #coronavirus #covid19 #scotland #data https://t.co/ExvCRr8kr7