Make Care Fair

Glasgow Manifesto 2017

Green councillors will ensure health and social care services are properly planned and funded, aim to bring paid care under direct council control,  and support unpaid carers.

In my work as physiotherapist in the NHS, I have grown frustrated by the impact of government decisions on people’s health which has had a particularly negative impact on Glasgow. I am proud to stand on a manifesto where our policies will improve health, most notably by addressing inequality, poverty, housing and air pollution. Glasgow City Council has an important role in providing health and social care. As Greens, we believe these public services should be: properly funded through progressive taxation; kept in public hands; provide quality care for all citizens; should be adequately planned for as the nature of our population changes. As Greens we will both campaign for this at national level and make progress towards this at local level.

Cass Macgregor

Council Candidate
Southside Central

Our commitments

  • Good Health for All Glaswegians

    Working with local communities, health workers and researchers to make all Council policies aim to improve health.

  • Affordable, Nutritious Food

    Promote solutions to lack of access to food that are based on improving income and equality rather than reliance on foodbanks.

  • Supporting Older People

    Celebrate and support the contribution of older people in volunteering and in the social and cultural life of Glasgow.

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.

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