Health & Social Care

Help mould the future of the third sector

SCVO is calling on organisations to complete its State of the Sector survey to help it lobby for a better future for all Scotland's third sector

10th December 2018 by TFN

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Changing the social care narrative

Annie Gunner Logan flies the flag for the social care sector

17th August 2018 by TFN Guest

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Social Care 2018: ‘Plus ca change’

Nigel Henderson looks back at the major issues which have affected the social care sector in 2018

17th December 2018 by TFN Guest

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Premium Work goes on for third sector at Christmas

Gareth Jones meets third sector workers who face a busy festive season

17th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

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News in brief: what’s been going on across Scotland’s third sector 14 December 2018

A selection of stories from communities and voluntary organisations across Scotland

14th December 2018 by Graham Martin

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Increase in young people sent to adult mental health wards

The number of young people with mental health problems who were sent to unsuitable adult wards has risen by a third

13th December 2018 by Graham Martin

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MSPs visit Scotland’s “excellent” Royal Blind School

MSPs discussed specialist school education for blind and partially sighted pupils on a visit to the Royal Blind School

12th December 2018 by Susan Smith

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Abuse and neglect support centre to be created

The Equally Safe Multi-Agency Centre will be a safe space for abuse victims in Edinburgh

12th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Community groups have funding slashed

The Edinburgh Integration Joint Board (EIJB) has revealed 35 organisations in the capital face losing their funding

12th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

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The charity volunteers giving up their Christmas Day to help kids in crisis

A team of dedicated Childline volunteers will be giving up their Christmas Day to ensure children have vital support

12th December 2018 by Graham Martin

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Shock as health project faces closure

Pilton Community Health Project has had its funding slashed by the council and health board operating under Edinburgh Integrated Joint Board

11th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Poor more likely to die from lung cancer

The gap in lung cancer deaths between rich and poor is increasing, new figures have shown

11th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Game-changing investment in people affected by dementia

A ground-breaking investment of £2.5 million has been announced by the Life Changes Trust

11th December 2018 by Graham Martin

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Christmas toys for good causes knit a problem for seasoned stitcher

A woman who has knitted every day for the last 30 years has created a variety of Christmas teddies for good causes

11th December 2018 by Graham Martin

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Santa Dash waste criticism

Zero Waste Scotland has highlighted the amount of Santa suits that are binned immediately after the charity event

11th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Child neglect: the tensions between care and justice

Joanna Barrett explores why incidents of child cruelty have been growing in England but going down in Scotland

11th December 2018 by TFN Guest

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Engaging effectively at Holyrood

Robert McGeachy gives top tips to third sector organisations on how to engage with politicians

10th December 2018 by TFN Guest

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Half of teachers depressed or anxious

A study by the Mental Health Foundation has called for greater support for children and staff within schools

10th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Parents: get rid of barriers to autistic children’s education

Almost 3,000 people have signed a letter calling for the Scottish Government to address the barriers autistic children face to accessing education

7th December 2018 by Graham Martin

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