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SNP MSP Bob Doris has welcomed the success of a new trial programme which has seen dramatic changes in the care of patients who have diabetes.

The ‘Think, Check, Act’ programme, which has been run by Healthcare Improvement Scotland’s Quality Improvement Hub, and funded by Scottish Government, has seen dramatic changes in the care of patients who have diabetes.

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Commonwealth Games legacy could bring sports hub to Royston

SNP MSP Bob Doris for Glasgow has welcomed new funding for Royston Youth Action (RYA), £24,900, through a Scottish Government; Legacy 2014 Sustainable Sport for Communities Fund which comes from £500,000 provided by the Scottish Government Legacy 2014 programme and £500,000 from The Robertson Trust. – which will help to encourage physical activity in the local area and provide vital support to a local social enterprise.

This new funding comes as part of the Scottish Government’s Legacy 2014 Sustainable Sport for Communities Fund, designed to support sport-related social enterprises, enabling them to become sustainable in the long run and help people become more physically active.

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SNP wish Andy Murray well ahead of Wimbledon

The SNP is today wishing Andy Murray the best of luck ahead of the start of Wimbledon tomorrow (Mon) – and has welcomed new research showing Scottish Government investment in grassroots sports to support the next generation of Scottish sport stars.

Figures from the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) show that Legacy 2014 Active Places Fund has distributed £10m to 188 projects across Scotland – while the Big Lottery Fund Scotland has given out £6.4m in grants to 4,192 projects to encourage grassroots participation in sport.

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Bob - young sportspeopleSNP wish Andy Murray well ahead of Wimbledon

The SNP is today wishing Andy Murray the best of luck ahead of the start of Wimbledon tomorrow (Mon) – and has welcomed new research showing Scottish Government investment in grassroots sports to support the next generation of Scottish sport stars.  

Figures from the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) show that Legacy 2014 Active Places Fund has distributed £10m to 188 projects across Scotland – while the Big Lottery Fund Scotland has given out £6.4m in grants to 4,192 projects to encourage grassroots participation in sport.

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Team Universal, Alison Thewliss MP in Yellow, Bob Doris MSP with trophy.SNP MSP for Glasgow Bob Doris supported this years’ refugee week football tournament as part of the Refugee Festival. The tournament was an opportunity for teams from a variety of backgrounds including refugees to come together to compete, encouraging integration and a sense of community. During the festival families were welcomed to engage in games, partake in refreshments, and watch the matches and trophy presentation.

20 teams took part and the winners were team Universal who won the Unity League tournament 21 June in the final against the team; AfroScots. The trophy was sponsored by the Crown Office and the Lord Advocate, Frank Mulholland. Bob Doris MSP, Alison Thewliss MP, and Frank Mulholland addressed the competitors ahead of the tournament.

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Bob Doris SNP MSP for Glasgow has called for a larger share of future cash seized from criminals to be devoted to areas with health inequalities in the Glasgow region, saying it could benefit communities such as Springburn, Royston and Possilpark.   

Bob Doris raised the matter in parliament with Michael Matheson, Cabinet Secretary for Justice – highlighting the reality that communities that suffer from significant crime often also have significant health inequalities, which are a key cross-Government priority.

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Bob presenting award to Helen Campbell, Coach of the YearBob Doris MSP joined hundreds of local parents and family members to cheer on young dancers at the A&M Scotland Annual Dance Awards Show at the Mitchell Theatre in Glasgow.

The event was hosted by DJ and A&M Scotland Ambassador Suzie McGuire, and was an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the youngsters for all their hard work throughout the year. Nearly 200 young people aged 5-18 from 10 different areas of Glasgow were able to showcase their talents and skills on stage. It was also an opportunity to thank everyone involved with A&M Scotland for their continual support and dedication.

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Scottish Government confirms UK plans could impact on up to 7,000 18-21 year old Scots

Bob Doris SNP MSP for Glasgow Region has slammed the Tory policy of withdrawing housing benefit for 18 – 21 year olds on benefits as part of the UK Conservative 2015 Westminster election manifesto.

Bob raised the matter in Parliament today with Alex Neil, Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Communities and Pensioners’ Rights today. Bob noted that as long ago as 2012 David Cameron suggested going even further and suggested withdrawing Housing Benefit to under 25s. Any extension to 25 year olds would impact up to 4,500 people in Glasgow alone and up to 27,000 people across Scotland. Housing benefit for young people provides essential support to secure a tenancy and is vital in preventing homelessness.

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Outside Maryhill Burgh Halls ahead of the first joint surgery of Partick Grady MP and Bob Doris MSPNew MP Patrick Grady holds first surgery with Bob Doris MSP in Maryhill

New SNP MP for Glasgow, Patrick Grady, wasted no time in getting about the important task of representing his local communities. Patrick was joined by fellow SNP parliamentarian, Bob Doris MSP, to support various local events on Saturday including a fundraising event at St Blane’s Primary School in Summerston, an open day for residents of Maryhill Housing Association, and the Maryhill Parish Church Fayre. The day culminated with a joint surgery at Maryhill Burgh Halls where a number of constituents attended.

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