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COSLA operates a 24 hour, 365 day a year media service. The media team issues statements and news about Scottish local government, and campaigns on specific issues. Media enquiries should be directed to David J Kennedy, Head of Media and Communications, 0131 474 9205, davidk@cosla.gov.uk

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12 July 2017

COSLA RESPONSE ON RCOT WARNING ON SCOTTISH HEALTH AND CARE

Councillor Peter Johnston COSLA’s Health and Social Work Spokesperson said: “We would absolutely agree with the Royal College of Occupational Therapy’s assessment that something...
 
12 July 2017

COSLA RESPONSE ON SELF-DIRECTED SUPPORT

Councillor Peter Johnston COSLA’s Health and Wellbeing Spokesperson said: “Self-directed Support represents a monumental change to the way social care services are designed and...
 
17 July 2017

COSLA RESPONSE ON NATIONAL CARE HOME CONTRACT

"A COSLA Spokesperson acknowledged that there are issues across the whole of health and social care in recruiting and retaining staff that Local Government are committed to...
 
18 July 2017

COSLA REPONSE ON FLY-TIPPING

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “Scottish Councils are well aware of the problems and significant costs caused by fly-tipping and litter. COSLA is currently working with a number of...
 
21 July 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO LABOUR LAUNCH OF NHS WORKFORCE COMMISSION

A COSLA Spokesperson today said: “We note the establishment of the NHS and Social Care Workforce Commission and will view their findings with interest. It is important to note...
 
24 July 2017

COSLA RESPONSE ON MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT FOR PUPILS

A COSLA Spokesperson commented: “Schools are committed to improving the outcomes and wellbeing of children by offering the support and services they need when they need them. To...
 
24 July 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO SOCIO-ECONOMIC DUTY ON COUNCILS

A spokesperson commented that: “COSLA is supportive of the consultation. COSLA has called for the socio-economic duty to be enacted and will work with Scottish Government to...
 
26 July 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO REPORT ON CHILDHOOD OBESITY

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "Schools work with young people and families to ensure they are taking action to promote healthy diets and lifestyles through the food and drinks...
 
27 July 2017

COSLA RESPONSE TO LGA MEDIA RELEASE ON EU FUNDING AFTER BREXIT

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “We have worked very closely with the other three UK Local Government Associations around BREXIT.“COSLA fully supports and indeed shares the LGA’s...
 
28 July 2017

COSLA REPONSE ON ACCESS TO CHILDREN'S HOME DOCUMENTATION

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “Scottish local government is determined to right the wrongs of the past. We are fully committed to working with both survivors and agencies to ensure...