Top award for health project

East Kilbride News - - NEWS - Robert Mitchell

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.”

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