Health & Social Care

Exclusive: winners of the 2018 Scottish Charity Awards

Blood Bikes Scotland secured a double at this year's ceremony, with HIV Scotland and the Point and Sandwick Trust amongst the other winners

15th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Support for children with brain conditions

Charity Cerebra is bringing a toolkit and workshops that have proved successful in England and Wales to Scotland

15th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Marie Curie picks up digital Scottish Charity Award

Terminal illness charity Marie Curie has been awarded after making a major change to its record keeping system

14th June 2018 by Susan Smith

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Marathon man Bob wins Terrific Trustee

Bob Nolan of Deafblind Scotland has been named as Scotland’s most Terrific Trustee

14th June 2018 by Graham Martin

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Pioneering project to teach self-defence to blind Scots wins award

The Scottish Centre for Personal Safety course for blind and visually impaired people won Pioneering Project at the Scottish Charity Awards

14th June 2018 by Susan Smith

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HIV campaign wins Scottish Charity Award

A groundbreaking campaign to introduce a drug to reduce HIV infections in Scotland has won the Cracking Campaign award at the Scottish Charity Awards

14th June 2018 by Susan Smith

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Suicide support was left to our devastated friends and family

Seonaid Stallan lost both her son and sister in law to suicide, and is now campaigning to see families in similar situations given better support

14th June 2018 by TFN Guest

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Born to run: Blood Bikes’ double joy at Scottish Charity Awards

There was double joy for Blood Bikes Scotland which has won both Charity of the Year and the People’s Choice accolade at the Scottish Charity Awards

14th June 2018 by Graham Martin

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Funding can make Scotland a leader in suicide prevention

A £3 million fund to help deliver a new strategy to prevent suicides has been welcomed by a charity

13th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Chief encounters: Lynsay Allan

Meet Lynsay Allan of the Scottish Cot Death Trust

13th June 2018 by TFN

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Age as a hate crime is a good start but older people deserve more

Lesley Carcary looks at what needs to be done to protect older people ahead of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on Friday (15 June)

12th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Enhanced support for care experienced students

A bursary of £8,100 will be available to all youngsters who have experienced the care system

12th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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New body needed to support families struck by suicide

The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) Scotland wants to see tailored support to help those at risk and families who have lost a loved one

12th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Half of Scots believe poverty leads to poor health

More than half of Scots have said they are prepared to pay more tax to improve Scotland's health

12th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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MoonWalk lights up Edinburgh

Thousands of walkers have helped to raise more than £500,000 for cancer charity Walk the Walk

11th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Rugby star’s charity makes first investment

The My Name’5 Doddie Foundation will invest £400,000 in game-changing MND research

11th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Fathers are sidelined during childbirth

New research finds dads are being ignored to the danger of mums and babies

11th June 2018 by Susan Smith

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How embracing technology can help support patients with dementia

Lyn Jardine on a care provider's innovative use of technology to help those with dementia

11th June 2018 by TFN Guest

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Families are already the cheap care option, they shouldn’t be

Julia Morrison on what she's learned about the family care system after a decade of her family caring for her mum with dementia

11th June 2018 by TFN Guest

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