Top award for health project
The commitment of health, social care staff and other partners to improving support for children and young families in South Lanarkshire has been recognised at a national award ceremony.
A project to address speech and language inequalities won its category at the Scottish Government’s Quality Improvement Awards 2018.
Collaborative efforts to tackle child poverty and a pioneering partnership project to reduce infant exposure to second-hand smoke also made the shortlist – chosen from hundreds of entries – for the showcase event.
The projects have been delivered by South Lanarkshire health and social care partnership (SLHSCP) in conjunction with South Lanarkshire Council’s education resources department.
Val de Souza, director of health and social care for SLHSCP said: “These projects have set a benchmark of best practice and will be used as reference point as we seek to address these wider issues to forge a better future for our children.
“The awards are testament to all organisations, partners and individuals involved and committed to ensuring our young people can lead healthy, happy lives.”