Health & Social Care

Tens of thousands of Scots miss out on vital treatment

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland has highlighted the benefit of pulmonary rehabilitation for those with chronic chest disorders

22nd June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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More cash to combat child poverty

Money to be used to mitigate against effects of universal credit

22nd June 2018 by Robert Armour

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Milk bank gains vital funding

The money will be used to support more than 700 vulnerable babies across the country

22nd June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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MND charity holds gala dinner

Campaigner Lucy Lintott was given an award created in memory of her friend Gordon Aikman

22nd June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charity fears council strike could cost lives

Services to old and vulnerable people are being compromised due to industrial action

22nd June 2018 by Robert Armour

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Care services working well to prevent sexual exploitation

More than 300 inspections have been carried out to examine how Scottish organisations deal with the exploitation of children

22nd June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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PIP: A step too far

Keith Robson calls for major changes to PIP - starting with an end to the 20 meter rule.

21st June 2018 by TFN Guest

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National trauma training programme created

Staff who work with those who have suffered adverse childhood experiences are set to be given additional training

21st June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Fund to help organisations implement new Carers Act

A £500,000 fund has been launched to help third sector groups meet the costs associated with the new Carers Act

20th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Alcohol consumption is ‘significant public health concern’

Over a quarter of Scots are drinking more than doctors recommend, with hospital admissions four times higher than in the 1980s

20th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Scots tots scoff a million sweets a week

Cancer Research has published new research which shows that the nation's love affair with sugar starts at an early age

20th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Revealed: the terrible toll of PIP on MS patients

A “senseless and unfounded" rule in the disability benefits system is causing people with MS to lose support at an alarming scale

19th June 2018 by Graham Martin

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It’s not old people who can’t afford heating

Those who struggle to heat their homes in winter are more likely to be under 65 and living in rented accommodation

19th June 2018 by Susan Smith

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Kibble develops foster care for traumatised kids

A Scottish charity and university have worked together to create a groundbreaking foster care service for seriously traumatised children

18th June 2018 by Susan Smith

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Charity hosts sexual abuse conference

Break the Silence invited several guest speakers to its first conference

18th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Is Nature Deficit Disorder even a thing?

Dan Mushens examines whether people spending more time indoors could be negatively affecting their health

18th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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I’ve never looked back since my life-changing injury

Jim Taylor volunteers to support rugby players who have life-changing injuries

18th June 2018 by Robert Armour

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Scottish Charity Awards 2018 in pictures

Photos from the drinks reception, dinner and awards ceremony at the Scottish Charity Awards 2018

15th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Actions to help carers can be taken now

Fiona Collie reflects on Carers Week and stresses that change needs to be ongoing

15th June 2018 by TFN Guest

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