Health & Social Care

New scheme offers hundreds of carers respite

​American model for respite care proves successful in Scotland

13th March 2017 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Funding doubled for dyslexia charity

Funding for a charity supporting children with dyslexia is being doubled

9th March 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Kevin Bridges to host comedy gig in memory of MND campaigner

Fred MacAulay and a host of other comedians will also perform at this year's Stand Up Against MND comedy fundraiser gig in memory of Gordon Aikman

9th March 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Troubled kids failed as mental health targets are not met

Young people in urgent need of mental health services are being failed across the country

7th March 2017 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Extra £47m to tackle hated bedroom tax

Ministers announce more funding to counteract bedroom tax in Scotland

6th March 2017 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Scots’ sweet tooth condemns a generation to cancer

Scotland’s sweet tooth is putting the health of a generation at risk, according to a new report by Cancer Research UK

3rd March 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Billy McNeill’s dementia diagnosis prompts charity to launch investigation

Alzheimer Scotland is to host a summit examining the possible link between playing football and dementia

28th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

0 Comments News
£1m autism school axed after supporting just two kids in five years

​School closed due to lack of demand

28th February 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Alcohol adverts are leading children to drink

Drink industry adverts are making children view alcohol as positive, report warns

28th February 2017 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Charities urge new councillors to help vulnerable children

Leading charities have urged Scotland’s incoming intake of new councillors to protect the country’s most vulnerable children

24th February 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Life’s journey will end in death – we need to face that

Jacklyn Calvard is good at dealing with death – just not her own

24th February 2017 by TFN Guest

0 Comments Blogs
Aikman legacy goes on in form of £25k scholarship

Campaigner Gordon Aikman’s legacy will continue in the form of a £25,000 scholarship

23rd February 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Real life: If you had met me when I was little you wouldn’t believe what I do now

Alexander Warren has additional support needs (ASN). He uses his experience to deliver ASN training and workshops to organisations

22nd February 2017 by TFN Guest

0 Comments Blogs
Revealed: what it’s like to be a young carer in Scotland

A new study maps out the day to day experiences of young carers in Scotland

21st February 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Leading charity banned from child sex abuse inquiry

​Thousands of child sex abuse survivors now won't give evidence says charity

20th February 2017 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Scots care charity named and shamed for not paying minimum wage

A charity is among 16 firms forced to pay workers back pay

16th February 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
New help network for Scottish unpaid dementia carers given £1.4m

​Unpaid carers will be offered help to meet other carers to share their experiences and learn how to influence policy

15th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

0 Comments News
Free course designed for carers of vulnerable children

People looking after or working with vulnerable children can benefit from a free online university developed course

14th February 2017 by Susan Smith

1 Comment News
Jobs to go in Scotland as leading charity restructures

​RNIB Scotland is to lose jobs as part of a UK-wide restructure

14th February 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News