Health & Social Care

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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Goodmovers 07/12/2018 - who has a new job?

Goodmovers 07/12/2018 - who has a new job?

7th December 2018 by TFN

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Children struggling with anxiety

Issues such as cyber-bullying and relationship problems are worrying youngsters, with girls making up 88% of those who contact Childline about anxiety

7th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

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News in brief: what’s been going on across Scotland’s third sector 7 December 2018

A selection of stories from communities and voluntary organisations across Scotland

7th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Vegans demand animal free meals in schools and hospitals

Vegans are demanding that animal-free options should be guaranteed on the menu at every school and hospital in Scotland

6th December 2018 by Graham Martin

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Drink spiking campaign launched

New figures from police have shown the amount of spiking incidents in Scotland has doubled in the last year

6th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

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PM backs down over gagging clauses

UK Government contracts with charities will be rewritten to provide assurances that charities and social enterprises can criticise government policy

6th December 2018 by Susan Smith

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Animated videos to help people with MND

MND Scotland has created videos using the voices and experiences of real people with MND to provide practical tips and advice on living with condition

5th December 2018 by Susan Smith

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Elderly still waiting lengthy periods for care in Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership has failed to meet targets set by inspectors

5th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Volunteering improves health and wellbeing

Matthew Linning looks at the benefits of volunteering to mark International Volunteer Day

5th December 2018 by TFN Guest

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Revealed: the best not-for-profit employers

Jobs website compiles the UK's best charity employers

4th December 2018 by Graham Martin

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EXCLUSIVE: Union makes legal bid to force charity to cooperate

A union is taking legal advice in an unprecedented bid to force a major care charity to cooperate in the latest twist in a bitter industrial dispute

4th December 2018 by Graham Martin

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Child cruelty and neglect has doubled in just five years

The NSPCC is calling for donations to its Christmas appeal to ensure it can be there for children in need over the holiday period

4th December 2018 by Susan Smith

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Scottish kids knock back 4 million sugary drinks a week

Cancer Research UK is calling for a clamp down on multi-buy supermarket offers

4th December 2018 by Susan Smith

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Scottish Gender Recognition Act – a positive step towards change

Chiara Capraro of Amnesty International analyses the results of a consultation on the Scottish Government's proposed gender legislation

3rd December 2018 by TFN Guest

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Older people staying connected this Christmas

A social enterprise has helped older people to show off their social media skills through a new Alternative Advent Calendar

3rd December 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Premium Road to becoming… chair of the board

Allyson McCollam, chair of Voluntary Health Scotland (VHS), on how she got to where she is today

3rd December 2018 by Gareth Jones

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