Health & Social Care

Junk food ads face social media ban

The UK government is considering the move, with the Scottish Government also considering restrictions to help boost health

10th April 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Scotland’s third sector gender pay gap revealed

TFN looks at Scotland's 10 biggest charities to discover whether they pay men more than women

10th April 2018 by Robert Armour

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Action must be taken to stop NHS stealing charity cash

All Scottish health boards should be investigated to ensure they are not dipping into charity donations to fund themselves

9th April 2018 by Graham Martin

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Call for pets to be allowed to live in care homes

Labour has said that the elderly and homeless should be able to take their animals into supported or temporary accommodation

9th April 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Maximised income can lead to increased alcohol use

Recovery worker Dan Mushens examines the effect of giving increased financial support to those with long-term alcohol problems

9th April 2018 by TFN Guest

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Neil Lennon urges men to open up about mental health

Hibs boss is backing new project aiming to get men talking about their problems

6th April 2018 by Robert Armour

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Glasgow has a new monthly date for disabled clubbers

Charities Date-n-Mates and Include Me 2 Club have found a regular spot for Club LATE, three years after its old home at the Arches closed

6th April 2018 by Susan Smith

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Council cuts putting older Scots at risk

Age Scotland says cutting services such as Meals on Wheels and exercise classes for older people is adding to Scotland's social care burden

5th April 2018 by Susan Smith

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Chief executive quits leading charity as regulator launches probe

An interim chief executive is currently being recruited

5th April 2018 by Robert Armour

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More cash for food poor families

Scottish Government food welfare plans include scrapping stigmatising paper food vouchers and giving families more freedom to buy what they need

5th April 2018 by Susan Smith

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Young Scots mental health worsens year on year

Young people complain of stress, anxiety and hopelessness in a world where they struggle to feel "good enough"

5th April 2018 by Susan Smith

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USA provides role-model to help mums with drug problems

A family outreach worker from Edinburgh visited the USA to learn about how to support mums come off drugs while continuing to look after their babies

3rd April 2018 by Susan Smith

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New rights for carers come into force

Legislation extends rights of carers

3rd April 2018 by Robert Armour

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Disability charities unite to protect frontline services

Two leading disability charities are joining together in a move they say will protect and grow frontline social care services across Scotland

31st March 2018 by Graham Martin

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Politicians argue over third sector role in employability programmes

Fair Start Scotland is about to be introduced but opposition MSPs and third sector bodies continue to raise questions about how it will function

29th March 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Breaking Bad star backs charity campaign

Bryan Cranston features in a new advert for Alzheimer's Research UK - created by the makers of Wallace and Gromit

29th March 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charity bids to cut waiting list with campaign

Thistle, which supports those with long-term health problems, has a waiting list for the first time in a decade

28th March 2018 by Gareth Jones

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“I awoke paralysed and struggling to speak”: how stroke changed my life

Stroke campaigner Eric Sinclair on the night that changed everything

28th March 2018 by TFN Guest

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Online voting is ‘more accessible’, charities claim

Charities and academics have urged the government to begin trials of digital voting

27th March 2018 by Gareth Jones

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