Health & Social Care

Older Scots so lonely they go to shops just for company

Survey shows sad reality facing older people in Scotland

20th January 2017 by Robert Armour

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Lack of community is wrecking Scots economy

Social isolation and disconnected communities is putting a £731 million strain on the Scottish economy

18th January 2017 by Robert Armour

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Feeling blue? Express yourself with emoji

A social enterprise focusing on mental health at work has created a series of blue emoji to help employees communicate their feelings to colleagues

16th January 2017 by Susan Smith

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Move to ban cut price alcohol deals

Further measures needed to tackle Scotland's alcohol crisis

16th January 2017 by Robert Armour

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Scotland defies DWP to make Universal Credit more flexible

Scottish Government will use new powers to make changes to the way benefits are paid

13th January 2017 by Robert Armour

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Care sector is on the brink of crisis

Brian Logan, chief executive of Bield says care sector faces fight of our generation as funding cuts and an ageing population take their toll

11th January 2017 by TFN Guest

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Fifteen years on, swimming returns to Govanhill Baths

​Community group opens teaching pool in iconic baths

11th January 2017 by Robert Armour

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Competition reveals stunning shortlist of devices to aid people with disabilities

Scottish competition the Blackwood Design Awards shortlist has been announced. Last year's winner the S'up Spoon has become a global success

10th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Age Scotland brings in business experts to grow commercial arm

Scotland's leading older people's charity is setting up a new commercial enterprise in a bid to grow income while protecting the charity's name

10th January 2017 by Susan Smith

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How will bairns fair in 2017?

Jennifer Davidson reflects on what 2016 has meant for the children’s sector and what the year ahead will bring

10th January 2017 by TFN Guest

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Red Cross chief stands by NHS “humanitarian crisis” remarks

Head of Red Cross defends statement that the NHS in England is facing a humanitarian crisis

10th January 2017 by Robert Armour

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Real Lives: a kidney is a small price to pay, says wife

Gill Redmond donated a kidney to her husband Mark just six months ago, now they are doing the Etape Loch Ness to prove that life goes on after organ donation

9th January 2017 by TFN Guest

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EXCLUSIVE: Charity ordered to pay £130,000 after sacking whistleblowing Scottish director

The former Scottish director of a national charity has been granted major compensation for unfair dismissal after whistleblowing to funders

6th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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30 per cent of Scots experience mental health problems

Almost 30% of Scots say they have experienced mental health problems, according to new research

4th January 2017 by Graham Martin

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Reshuffle at Age Scotland as new business launches

Age Scotland has launched a new business to oversee all its commercial operations leading to a major staff reshuffle

4th January 2017 by Susan Smith

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Thousands of children turned away from mental health services

Thousands of children every year are being denied NHS treatment for mental health problems in Scotland

20th December 2016 by Susan Smith

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£128m to speed up health reform in Scotland

Scottish health secretary Shona Robison has unveiled a plan to increase the pace of health reform to see more services delivered in communities

20th December 2016 by Susan Smith

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Nominations sought for 2017 Heart Heroes awards

Scots are being asked to nominate their Heart Heroes for a British Heart Foundation (BHF) Scotland award

20th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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£16m for Scottish cancer research teams

Scientists in Scotland are set to receive a major cash boost thanks to a £16m investment from Cancer Research UK

20th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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