Good Health for All Glaswegians
The more equal a city, the healthier its citizens are likely to be. Green councillors will prioritise:
- Working with local communities, health workers and researchers to make all Council policies aim to improve health.
- Campaigning for an improved financial settlement for health and social care services.
- Fighting for social care to be a face to face service rather than a bureaucratic one.
- Keeping Lightburn hospital open and making sure there are the right services for our older population and an increasingly ethnically diverse population.
Affordable, Nutritious Food
Access to good food should be a fundamental human right. To make sufficient, affordable, nutritious food which is vital for good health and wellbeing more available, Green councillors will
- Promote solutions to lack of access to food that are based on improving income and equality rather than reliance on foodbanks.
- Campaign for more resources for local and community growing and eating including the conversion of Council owned land to small farms, orchards and allotments.
- Campaign for local sourcing of high quality food for use in public services such as hospitals and schools.
- Support the Glasgow Food Policy Partnership be given more power to develop Glasgow as a sustainable food city.
Supporting Older People
Our ageing society is a challenge but should also be something that we celebrate. Glasgow can adapt to these shifting demographics and ensure we all retain our independence as we get older. More Green voices in the City Chambers would work hard to bring about an inclusive culture where more people of all ages play a positive role in society.
- Celebrate and support the contribution of older people in volunteering and in the social and cultural life of Glasgow.
- Support resources for advice and financial health check-ups to help older people make the most of their money, secure the best energy tariffs and make it easier to access bank accounts.
- Provide practical and financial support for kinship and foster care families.
- Support investment in our health and social care partnerships, transforming primary care and increasing the numbers of GPs, nurses and social workers working in our communities.