Health & Social Care

Blind man highlights hidden hazards of Scottish streets

Charity RNIB has been campaigning against shared space developments in Scotland

15th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Baby boxes benefit families across Scotland

More than 50,000 of the packs were distributed to new parents in the first year of the scheme

15th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Sleepover case could save employers millions

Recent sleepover ruling was a relief, writes Ben Doherty - but there are still many uncertainties

14th August 2018 by TFN Guest

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Music fans enjoy accessible gig

A charity hosted a showcase of musical talent to prove that more accessible concerts should be hosted in Scotland

14th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Goodmovers 14 August 2018

Goomovers: who's on the move?

14th August 2018 by TFN

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Lego therapy helps autistic youngsters

The Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity has funded a series of Lego Clubs at schools in the capital

13th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Drug deaths should be preventable

Marlene Taylor reflects on statistics which showed that drug-related deaths are on the rise

13th August 2018 by TFN Guest

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Is it discriminatory to label people as brain damaged?

Dan Mushens examines whether it is correct to use the term alcohol related brain damage

13th August 2018 by TFN Guest

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Watch: Wrestling superstar backs Scottish charity

Supporters of Finding Your Feet were taken aback by a surprise video message from the Hollywood actor

13th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charity in musical instrument appeal

St Vincent's Hospice is planning on creating a music therapy project for the people it supports

13th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charity welcomes swift care home action

The Care Inspectorate is moving residents out of an Aberdeenshire home which was found to be operating under poor conditions

13th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Unison appeals sleepover backpay decision

The Court of Appeal ruled last month that social care providers would not have to issue backdated pay to staff, but an appeal could be heard

10th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Hey Girls makes a Big Issue out of period poverty

A period poverty-busting social enterprise has hit the big time as it secured a major supermarket deal

9th August 2018 by Graham Martin

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Suicide prevention strategy welcomed

The Scottish Government aims to cut deaths by suicide by a fifth over the next four years

9th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Bus survey for partially sighted passengers launched

RNIB Scotland is working with bus companies to improve public transport for the partially sighted

9th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Chip portions on the rise as nation battles obesity

A health charity has criticised the size of portions being served up at Glasgow takeaways

8th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Tech giant joins charity in bid to create life-saving map

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has joined forces with Microsoft and the NHS to collate details of the UK's defibrillators

8th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Families pay a huge emotional toll fighting asbestos

Phyllis Craig says companies defending asbestos-related claims are putting families through untold distress

8th August 2018 by Robert Armour

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MND drug trials described as historic

Charity MND Scotland has said the first clinical trials in more than 20 years represent a milestone in the fight to cure the condition

7th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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