Question reference: S6W-11040
- Asked by: Stephanie Callaghan, MSP for Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish National Party
- Date lodged: 21 September 2022
Current status: Answered by Angela Constance on 29 September 2022
To ask the Scottish Government how it can support innovative projects, such as the Recovery and Wellbeing Village under development at Hamilton Accies Football Club; what its position is on whether it regards community-centred and co-produced initiatives like the Accies village model as benefitting local families, and whether it considers that the Accies village model could be replicated at other Scottish football clubs.
I am aware of the Recovery and Wellbeing village project being developed by Blue Triangle in Partnership with Hamilton Accies and local partners. Officials recently met with colleagues from the project to discuss these developments further. The Scottish Government acknowledge that there is no one size fits all approach to rehabilitation, it is for this reason I support the development of treatment and recovery services with varying models of care, including those of a residential nature and those in community settings such as this initiative. Officials will continue to engage with the project team going forward and I look forward to receiving detailed feedback for further consideration.