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Question ref. S6W-02863
Asked by: Martin Whitfield, South Scotland, Scottish Labour
Date lodged: 9 September 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an annual breakdown for the allocation of the £500 million Whole Family Wellbeing Fund set out in the Programme for Government, and whether any of this funding will be redirected from pre-existing budgets.

Current status: Answered by Clare Haughey on 23 September 2021


Answer

We will work closely with The Promise Scotland and partners across local government, social justice, health, the third sector, and with children and families to design and deliver the Fund. Further details will be provided in due course.

The commitment to investing at least £500m over the life of this Parliament to create a Whole Family Wellbeing Fund is significant. This will enable transformational change by building services which are universal, holistic support services available in communities across Scotland giving families access to help when and where they need it, and help Scotland #KeepThePromise.

Our ambition is that, from 2030, we will be investing at least 5% of all community-based health and social care spend in preventative whole family support measures that will enable us to continue to #KeepThePromise and create a Scotland where more children will only know care, compassion and love.