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NEW & AMAZING; “Scotland’s Baby Box”

"Scotland's Baby Box" a great idea to help childcare costs

by Narges Mohammadi

SCOTLAND/ Scotland’s Baby Box scheme has reached a milestone as over 250,000 families nationwide have been delivered since its inception.

In Aberdeen and Aberdeen shire, 28,000 families have received their Baby Box from NHS Grampian since the project was first launched back in 2017 by the Scottish Government.

Baby Box Scheme 

The boxes are designed to help newborns by providing parents; with essentials like clothing, books, contraceptives, and toys, while also being fitted as a bed for babies.

In total, 250,560 boxes have now been distributed to parents across Scotland since the start of the project; with the estimated cost of items provided in the Baby Box totaling £429.

NHS Grampian has delivered the fourth-highest number of boxes in the country behind Greater Glasgow and Clyde; Lanark shire, and Lothian.

Aberdeen Don side MSP Jackie Dunbar has welcomed the news that of the total figure; 27,667 of Scotland’s Baby Box have been delivered across Grampian since the scheme’s inception.

Commenting; Miss Dunbar said: “I am delighted that so many baby boxes have been delivered across Scotland; by the SNP since 2017″.

She added; “Providing essential items needed for the first six months of their child’s life; is a particularly important gift to new parents when household budgets are under increasing pressure with the cost-of-living crisis.”

“The baby box is one of many transformative actions the SNP is taking to make a real difference to children; and families on low incomes – like the game-changing Scottish Child payment, which now totals £25 per week per child.

“While the SNP government continues to deliver bold policies in government for a fairer Scotland; with the limited powers at its disposal; it is only with the full powers of independence that we can properly build a better future that works for everyone.”

Source: Aberdeen Live News

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