Deidre Brock MP

Member of Parliament for Edinburgh North & Leith

Social mobility policies badly failing young people

The Government's Social Mobility Commission's recent work was so damning that I suspect that the Commission will not be long for this world Two decades in which there has been no progress Twenty years where the only movement seems to be backwards. I should say that from my brief look at the research papers that it appears that Scotland isn't includ...
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Community projects in Leith get funding boost

I'm delighted to hear that two fantastic local charities - the Citadel Youth Centre and The Living Memory Association - have been awarded grants from the Big Lottery Fund . The Citadel Youth Centre has worked with children and young people in Leith since 1980. Manager Willy Barr (who has been there almost as long :)) and his team do a tremendo...
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