Health & Social Care

Start a fire with our public services - festival calls for new ideas

Third sector organisations are being encouraged to get involved in next year's Fire Starter festival

21st November 2017 by Susan Smith

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We need to talk about nursing burnout

Jacklyn Calvard compares nurses to stars – they burn brightly but too many are now burning out

21st November 2017 by TFN Guest

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Actor looks forward to cancer Christmas concert

Taggart and River City actor Colin McCredie has launched this year's Cancer Research UK Christmas concert

21st November 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Charity looks to boost dementia support

Alzheimer Scotland has launched a new campaign to help those who are battling the illness

21st November 2017 by Gareth Jones

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No more bullying, say learning disabled Scots

Enable Scotland members with learning disabilities are to educate their communities on the shocking levels of bullying they have experienced

20th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Charity wants drivers to slow down

Brake has called for several measures to be introduced as it highlights Road Safety Week

20th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Brexit fears for health and social care

Impact on sector could be devastating say organisations

17th November 2017 by Robert Armour

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Do you agree with minimum alcohol pricing?

The move will apply substantial increases onto popular drinks as well as apply a ban to supermarket promotions

17th November 2017 by Robert Armour

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Bereaved mum welcomes cot death cash boost

A mother who lost her son in the most tragic of circumstances has welcomed a National Lottery cash boost for the Scottish Cot Death Trust

17th November 2017 by Graham Martin

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Scotland’s booze crisis: prevention and funding cuts don’t mix

Susan Smith responds to the news that more Scots died from several preventable health conditions last year

15th November 2017 by Susan Smith

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Victory: third sector hails minimum pricing

Drink industry attempts to halt legislation but Supreme Court rejects its argument

15th November 2017 by Robert Armour

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Suicide is preventable

Professor Rory O'Connor on how the Scottish Government's new suicide strategy can address why more people chose to take their own lives in 2016

14th November 2017 by TFN Guest

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Suicidal Scots are crying out for help

Figures show suicidal people reach out to health services before they die

14th November 2017 by Robert Armour

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Revealed: the mental health toll caused by diabetes

The majority of people living with diabetes in Scotland have experienced emotional or mental health problems as a result

14th November 2017 by Graham Martin

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How alcoholism is killing Scots communities

Cuts to services against the might of the drinks industry is leading to an increase in alcohol-related deaths in Scotland

13th November 2017 by Robert Armour

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Poverty is not inevitable: and disability equality could hold the key to eradicating it

Tressa Burke, chief executive of Glasgow Disability Alliance, looks at how poverty can be reduced

10th November 2017 by TFN Guest

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Care charity slammed for hounding former employee

Union criticises charity after sheriff officers sent to recoup debt

10th November 2017 by Robert Armour

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Charity creates new accessible website

ENABLE Scotland's website has speech and reading support tools in a bid to make the site easier to use

9th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

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