Health & Social Care

Charities urge new councillors to help vulnerable children

Leading charities have urged Scotland’s incoming intake of new councillors to protect the country’s most vulnerable children

24th February 2017 by Graham Martin

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Life’s journey will end in death – we need to face that

Jacklyn Calvard is good at dealing with death – just not her own

24th February 2017 by TFN Guest

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Aikman legacy goes on in form of £25k scholarship

Campaigner Gordon Aikman’s legacy will continue in the form of a £25,000 scholarship

23rd February 2017 by Graham Martin

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Real life: If you had met me when I was little you wouldn’t believe what I do now

Alexander Warren has additional support needs (ASN). He uses his experience to deliver ASN training and workshops to organisations

22nd February 2017 by TFN Guest

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Revealed: what it’s like to be a young carer in Scotland

A new study maps out the day to day experiences of young carers in Scotland

21st February 2017 by Graham Martin

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Leading charity banned from child sex abuse inquiry

​Thousands of child sex abuse survivors now won't give evidence says charity

20th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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Scots care charity named and shamed for not paying minimum wage

A charity is among 16 firms forced to pay workers back pay

16th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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New help network for Scottish unpaid dementia carers given £1.4m

​Unpaid carers will be offered help to meet other carers to share their experiences and learn how to influence policy

15th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Free course designed for carers of vulnerable children

People looking after or working with vulnerable children can benefit from a free online university developed course

14th February 2017 by Susan Smith

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Jobs to go in Scotland as leading charity restructures

​RNIB Scotland is to lose jobs as part of a UK-wide restructure

14th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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Dementia befriending projects set up in Fife and the Borders

Comedian Craig Hill was on hand to celebrate as Alzheimer Scotland received £150,000 from the Postcode Lottery to create two new volunteer networks

14th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Mental health problems stalk Scots children

Mental ill health is getting worse for children because Scotland has no national strategy to tackle the problem

14th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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Charity warns sex abusers: you have nowhere to hide

Lanarkshire man gets jailed for child sex offences dating back 60 years

14th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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MSPs investigate health and social care integration

MSPs are calling on third sector bodies and other groups to report on their level of engagement with health and social care integration authorities

13th February 2017 by Susan Smith

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Blindfold fundraiser for Edinburgh charity

People across the country are being challenged to blindfold themselves for a day to raise money for Royal Blind

10th February 2017 by Graham Martin

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Children’s charity get £7m backing from supermarket giant

Children and young people’s cancer support charity CLIC Sargent has won a partnership with retailer Morrisons worth around £7 million

9th February 2017 by Graham Martin

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Alastair Campbell praises “brilliant” See Me

​The former Labour spin doctor is now a mental health campaigner and opened up about his brother after playing the bagpipes at a Celtic Connections event

8th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Refugee doctors get funding to work in NHS

Project aims to train refugee doctors for Scotland's NHS

8th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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I told my GP I was depressed - he told me toughen up

Claire Frankland's mental health support group based in Castlemilk, Glasgow, is a life saver. So much so even GPs are now referring patients to her

8th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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