Health & Social Care

Walking football charity kicks off

The slowed down version of the beautiful game is aimed at older people and those recovering from injury

8th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Emotional plea goes out to Santa – please stop here

Baby Sia will be in hospital this Christmas, so Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity is calling on people to join its call to make #SantaStopHere

8th December 2017 by Susan Smith

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Huge rise in children battling anxiety

Almost 3,000 Childline sessions were held in Scotland for youngsters who are struggling to cope

8th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Budget for mental health needed to help children across Scotland

Campaigners want to see funding for youth services tripled to meet an increase in demand for mental health support

7th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Families of disabled children fight helpline closure

Families are set to protest outside Edinburgh City Chambers on Friday 8 December against the closure of a helpline for families of disabled children

7th December 2017 by Susan Smith

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Named person faces further 12 month delay

The Scottish Parliament's education committee has blocked plans for a guardian to be assigned to every child in Scotland

7th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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New base for city children’s service

Cornerstone has found a new home for its Angus and Dundee service

6th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Charity hopes to sing home missing people

The initiative follows the success of a Missing People Choir in Britain's Got Talent

6th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Campaigner wants improvements in neurological care

Sue Ryder is calling for the Scottish Government to push health boards to ensure that progress is made

6th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Are we beginning to hear the death knell of SDS?

Susan Smith calls on the third sector to fight the fatigue and find ways to save the personalisation dream before it's too late

6th December 2017 by Susan Smith

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Youngsters to lead mental health study

The project will examine child and adolescent mental health services in Scotland

6th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Elderly Scots face isolation this Christmas

Age Scotland is leading the fight against loneliness through its Christmas campaign

5th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Campaigners ramp up pressure on government as new figures reveal 27% living in fuel poverty

Households are at the mercy of volatile energy prices say campaigners, who call on the Scottish Government to take action to make homes warmer

5th December 2017 by Susan Smith

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Revealed: the devastating impact of austerity on mental health

The devastating impact spending cuts and austerity are having on people’s mental health have been laid bare

5th December 2017 by Graham Martin

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Real lives: Calling the dementia helpline gave me lasting memories

John Jennings was devastated when his mum was diagnosed with a rare hereditary form of Alzhiemers, but a single call helped to change things

5th December 2017 by TFN Guest

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Blood donor rules still discriminate against gay men

Sophie Bridger welcomes a relaxation of blood donation rules but argues gay men deserve to be treated the same way as straight men

5th December 2017 by TFN Guest

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TV star is looking cool in charity tartan

Line of Duty star Martin Compston wears his Alzheimer's Scotland tartan scarf with pride – even in LA!

4th December 2017 by Susan Smith

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Scotland must prepare for huge increase in cancer sufferers

The amount of people living with cancer in Scotland is set to rise to 360,000 by 2030

4th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Disabled children living in poverty across Scotland

The charity Contact has revealed the impact a shameful lack of support is having on the families of disabled children across Scotland

4th December 2017 by Susan Smith

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