Health & Social Care

EXCLUSIVE: red tape blocks disabled from becoming election candidates

Outrage as legislation prevents disabled candidates getting financial support from Scottish Government

12th May 2017 by Robert Armour

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Real lives: Our young are sleepwalking into addiction

Community activist ​Davy Sorbie says politicians are misplacing the emphasis on Scotland's battle against substance misuse and alcohol addiction

10th May 2017 by Robert Armour

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Charity announces new chief executive

​New boss takes on the role at the end of July

9th May 2017 by Robert Armour

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Vital recovery walks get national accreditation

​Project getting people active wins approval from leading charity

9th May 2017 by Robert Armour

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Damning report says Commonwealth Games legacy failed

Despite huge optimism volunteering and participation was not ignited by the 2014 Commonwealth Games

8th May 2017 by Robert Armour

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Business backing gives hope for disabled children

Staff will take on challenges to fundraise for disability charities

5th May 2017 by Robert Armour

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Charity enables stroke survivor to fulfill lifetime ambition

​Lifetime ambition is fulfilled by 85 year old stroke survivor thanks to charity

3rd May 2017 by Robert Armour

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Public asked to help tackle the misery of homelessness

Consultation looks to solve Scotland's rough sleeping problem

3rd May 2017 by Robert Armour

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Chief encounters: Rosyln Neely is in at 7am and never grumpy

The chief executive of Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity says it's all about the mission, not the name

2nd May 2017 by TFN Guest

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19 children miss out on mental health services every day in Scotland

Scotland's mental health charity has launched a major campaign focusing on the urgent need for more and better mental health services for young Scots

2nd May 2017 by Susan Smith

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Thousands take part in biggest ever Kiltwalk

More than 7,200 people took to the streets of Glasgow in the biggest ever Kiltwalk and are on course to raise £1 million for charities in Scotland

1st May 2017 by Graham Martin

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Sick Kids gets a new name

Both the Edinburgh hospital and the charity linked to it have announced new names to help boost children's self-esteem

1st May 2017 by Susan Smith

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Charity creates new body to double donations

Cornerstone has announced a major restructure – separating its fundraising and social care arms

28th April 2017 by Graham Martin

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Fears cancer patients are dying lonely

Cancer charity is encouraging more people to be open about fear of dying

28th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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Private firms barred from benefits assessments

Profit-raking private firms will have no place in Scotland’s new social security system

27th April 2017 by Graham Martin

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Charity challenge can help find cure for cancer

​Public urged to get active and raise cash to combat cancer

27th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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Call for local elections to prioritise suicide prevention

Local councillors and communities targeted in latest anti-suicide campaign

26th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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We end loneliness and isolation - you can too

Debbie Barnaby formed Falkirk-based B-Friends after the death of her friend on the understanding no-one should live without company and care in their lives

26th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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Councillors can help transform blind people’s lives

Local authorities are key to improving life for the 170,000 Scots who are blind or partially sighted says RNIB Scotland

25th April 2017 by Graham Martin

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