Health & Social Care

Council bans charity fundraiser over square sausage

The revered square sausage does not meet nutritional standards according to council officials

10th October 2018 by Robert Armour

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Mental health in schools: we need to make it count

Mark Rowland argues that mental health should be a priority in education

10th October 2018 by TFN Guest

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Scotland facing child mental health crisis

The Mental Health Foundation has launched a new campaign to mark World Mental Health Day

10th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Stores turn down lights and music to welcome autistic shoppers

A new National Autistic Society campaign is educating shops about how to make their stores less stressful for people with autism

8th October 2018 by Susan Smith

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Charity to double the number of people it helps

Children 1st has launched a new campaign as it aims to dramatically increase the amount of families with trauma it helps

8th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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News in brief: what’s been going on across Scotland’s third sector 05 October 2018

A selection of stories from communities and voluntary organisations across Scotland

5th October 2018 by Sophie Bell

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Doctors can now prescribe nature

GPs will now be able to prescribe nature to their patients thanks to a pioneering charity project

5th October 2018 by Graham Martin

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Charity has the answer to boosting youth mental health

A charity programme to overcome family conflict could help tackle youth mental health problems in schools across Scotland

4th October 2018 by Susan Smith

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It’s not just your liver that alcohol destroys

Gary Peebles talks about living with alcohol-related brain damage and his hope for the future thanks to support from Penumbra

4th October 2018 by TFN Guest

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Support projects for those with long term conditions gain funding

The Alliance has allocated £650,000 in funding to groups across Scotland

4th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charity supports more families caring for seriously ill children than ever before

A charity for seriously ill children has helped more families than ever before

3rd October 2018 by Graham Martin

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Junk food crackdown could ban free prawn crackers

A Scottish Government consultation on plans aimed at reducing obesity has been welcomed by charities

3rd October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Diageo is failing to provide latest guidelines on their products

​Alison Douglas attended the Diageo AGM to question the alcohol consumption guidelines on their labelling

3rd October 2018 by TFN Guest

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New name for recently merged charities

Scotland Versus Arthritis is the organisation that has been created following the merger of Arthritis Research UK and Arthritis Care

3rd October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Family of Sir David Frost fund lifesaving scheme

Miles Frost, son of Sir David, died aged just 31 as a result of an inherited heart condition

3rd October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Award-winning charity to expand

Blood Bikes Scotland has secured funding from retailer Scotmid that will allow it to expand into Fife

2nd October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Premium Cafes with a conscience: Makers Cafe, Alloa

TFN’s monthly reviews of social enterprise eateries sees Gareth Jones visit the Makers Café in Alloa, which is operated by Scottish Autism

2nd October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Groundbreaking MND research trials to start

Funding from the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation will be used to examine whether existing drugs could be used to treat the condition

1st October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charity launches ‘daily check-in’ service for elderly

Age Scotland has launched a new service which will see elderly people called every day to see how they are feeling

1st October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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