Health & Social Care

General election debate too quiet on disability issues

Delia Henry argues the concerns of 1 million Scots living with a disability or long-term health condition should be more prominent in the election

24th May 2017 by TFN Guest

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Twin sisters launch Race for Life after winning cancer battle

Cancer survivor Eilidh Steel and her twin sister Louise launched the Cancer Research UK Glasgow Race for Life recently

24th May 2017 by Susan Smith

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Visually impaired denied right to vote in secret

Online voting would ensure the right of vision impaired citizens to cast their vote privately in elections

24th May 2017 by Susan Smith

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Drilling into the fund for independent living

Rosalind Tyler-Greig outlines the importance of the Drill fund to advance independent living for disabled people

23rd May 2017 by TFN Guest

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Scots with sight loss set to double

Can Scotland cope with a dramatic jump in the number of people losing their sight over the next two decades, conference debates

22nd May 2017 by Robert Armour

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Scotland needs new child poverty targets say MSPs

Child poverty targets are currently too distant says committee

22nd May 2017 by Robert Armour

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For children with ME, school education can be a grave threat

Lesley Scott explains why the Scottish Government presumption that attending school is always best can affect the health of children with ME

19th May 2017 by TFN Guest

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Campaigners look to lodge rape clause legal challenge

A Scottish social enterprise has opened a crowdfunding campaign to pay for legal action

17th May 2017 by Robert Armour

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Chief encounters: Mary Allison on disappointing her 16-year-old self

Breast Cancer Care Now's director for Scotland likes fox cubs, coffee and churros and keeping focus on the people her charity serves

17th May 2017 by TFN Staff

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Let’s empower our learning disabled to lead on change

People with additional needs are helping to make their services and communities better

16th May 2017 by Robert Armour

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Named Person is a benign and legitimate way to improve child wellbeing

Colin Young explains why the upcoming Named Person law is not a "state guardian" or a threat to family freedom

16th May 2017 by TFN Guest

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GE17: vote for the right to live well

Ian Welsh says the outcome of this year's snap General Election will determine whether we are a nation where everyone has the right to live well

16th May 2017 by TFN Guest

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Slow down: charities back move to blitz road speeds

Charities are backing a move to reduce the speed limit in built up areas to 20mph

15th May 2017 by Graham Martin

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New chief executive announced at leading charity

​New head to take the helm at north east disability organisation

15th May 2017 by Robert Armour

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EXCLUSIVE: red tape blocks disabled from becoming election candidates

Outrage as legislation prevents disabled candidates getting financial support from Scottish Government

12th May 2017 by Robert Armour

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Our young are sleepwalking into addiction

Community activist ​Davy Sorbie says politicians are misplacing the emphasis on Scotland's battle against substance misuse and alcohol addiction

10th May 2017 by Robert Armour

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Charity announces new chief executive

​New boss takes on the role at the end of July

9th May 2017 by Robert Armour

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Vital recovery walks get national accreditation

​Project getting people active wins approval from leading charity

9th May 2017 by Robert Armour

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Damning report says Commonwealth Games legacy failed

Despite huge optimism volunteering and participation was not ignited by the 2014 Commonwealth Games

8th May 2017 by Robert Armour

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