Moray SNP News
BABY BOX SUPPORTS OVER 27,000 FAMILIES ACROSS GRAMPIAN28/02/2023
MILESTONE QUARTER OF A MILLION BABY BOXES NOW DELIVERED ACROSS SCOTLAND
Moray’s SNP MSP Richard Lochhead, has welcomed the news that 27 667 of Scotland’s Baby Box have been delivered across Grampian since the scheme’s inception - as more than a quarter of a million boxes have been delivered across Scotland.
The Scottish Government introduced the Baby Box in 2017, entitling every new-born in Scotland to a box containing essential items intended to make sure that every child has the best possible start in life.
In total, 250,560 boxes have now been distributed to parents across Scotland since the start of the project. The estimated cost of items provided in the Baby Box is approximately £429.
Commenting MSP for Moray, Richard Lochhead, said:
“I am delighted that over 27 600 baby boxes have been delivered across Grampian by the SNP in government since 2017.
“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.”