Wel­fare project a pos­i­tive step

Evening Telegraph (Late Extra Edition) - - YOURVOICE -

BRING­ING ser­vices such as wel­fare ad­vice un­der the same roof as GPs must be the way for­ward for many of Dundee’s com­mu­ni­ties (see pages 4&5).

Of­ten, health prob­lems can be linked to other so­cial is­sues — and so it makes sense that peo­ple can re­ceive ad­vice on a va­ri­ety of dif­fer­ent top­ics dur­ing one visit to their lo­cal surgery.

The link be­tween the two is only likely to be­come more es­tab­lished as peo­ple go through the stresses of changes to the ben­e­fits sys­tem.

The coun­cil and the NHS can of­ten be hauled over the coals for de­ci­sions they make which some feel aren’t al­ways in the best in­ter­ests of the pub­lic.

How­ever, both au­thor­i­ties de­serve credit for push­ing for­ward with this in­no­va­tive scheme.

And it’s great to see it gain­ing recog­ni­tion at a na­tional level too.

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