Investing In Local Services

Councils educate children and young people, provide care and support services to people, and make our neighbourhoods better places to live. Green Councillors will continue to work to protect and improve these services.

Since 2017 Green Councillors have:

Delivered more teachers and safer schools

Led on urgent action on the climate crisis

Ensured the vulnerable were protected

Championed public transport

THRIVING SCHOOLS AND EARLY YEARS PROVISION

Scottish Greens believe in education that offers children and young people much more than qualifications – education that supports their development as confident individuals equipped to explore the opportunities and face the challenges that our fast-changing world brings. In government we have secured reform of the qualifications and inspections system, and funding for the biggest rise in teacher recruitment in a generation.

TEACHING & LEARNING

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SCHOOLS AND STAFF

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SCHOOLS AS SAFE SPACES FOR ALL

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EMPOWERING PUPILS, STAFF AND PARENTS/CARERS

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Providing additional support

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POVERTY-PROOFING SCHOOLS

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CREATING A HEALTHY AND CARING SCOTLAND

Scottish Green Councillors believe everyone has a right to the best physical and mental health, and access to high quality care, which is free at the point of use, maintaining individual freedom, choice and dignity.  

The pandemic has shone a light on the results of a decade of under-investment

in Scottish health and social care and the growing inequalities in public health and life expectancy. Waiting lists across social care are unacceptably high - as are staff shortages across services - making delivery of the preventative agenda and person-centred care harder to achieve.

Green Councillors will ensure that Health and Social Care is delivered locally, with community involvement at its heart, and that staff are properly valued.

ENSURE LOCAL DELIVERY AND ACCOUNTABILITY

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PROMOTE AND ENABLE GOOD HEALTH

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SUPPORT OUR STAFF

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RESPECT UNPAID CARERS

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SUPPORT THOSE FACING ADDICTION

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SUPPORTING PEOPLE IN CRISIS

Scottish Greens believe councils have a key role to play in tackling poverty and helping people avoid crisis. Local councils can help tackle inequality and we will prioritise an equalities-led approach, working closely with those whose opportunities may be reduced due to class, race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

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BETTER PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Being able to travel broadens our opportunities. Scottish Greens want to improve our public transport options,

while reducing car use, making it possible for everyone to access the services and places they need. This will require both new infrastructure and new models for ownership, management and integration of transport services.

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