Health & Social Care

Gordon Aikman’s family vow to raise £1m for MND

The family of MND fundraiser and campaigner Gordon Aikman announced his campaign passed the £600,000 total on what would have been his 32nd birthday

3rd April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Petition launched after autistic man banished to island

Devoted mother wants her son home after being sent to a care centre on an island miles away from his home

3rd April 2017 by Robert Armour

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Donations keep life saving charity chopper aloft for longer

Emergency cover in Scotland is set to be enhanced as the country’s only charity-funded helicopter air ambulance extends its operational hours

31st March 2017 by Graham Martin

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New mental health strategy not good enough say charities

Children’s and mental health charities have unanimously rounded on the Scottish Government’s new 10-year mental health strategy

31st March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Frantic fans shell out at Trainspotting charity auction

The 316 lot charity auction held in Glasgow exceeded all expectations

28th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Learning is key to fulfilling later life, conference hears

The benefits of lifelong learning will be the focus of Age Scotland’s annual national conference

28th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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It’s agonising hearing my mum cry but it’s 3am and I have two essays to finish

Keith Burns on the often distressing and impossible difficulty of juggling being a student and a carer

28th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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17,000 children denied specialist help for mental health problems

The Scottish Government has promised to investigate why so many children have been denied help from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

27th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Revealed: the emotional and financial suffering of student carers

Student carers are four more times likely to drop out of higher education than other students

24th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Help for Heroes cash for horse riding charity

​Latest funding award for HorseBack UK in Aberdeenshire takes total awarded to over £1 million

23rd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Pressure mounts on UK government to halt universal credit

New system is leaving people destitute, renewing calls for its roll-out to be halted

22nd March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Spectacular light show to promote Marie Curie appeal

Edinburgh’s St Andrew Square was lit by over 2,100 illuminated handcrafted daffodils to promote the charity’s Great Daffodil Appeal

22nd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Trainees celebrate turning their lives around

Innovative employment programme sees lives transformed

22nd March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Why I am making a marathon effort for charity

Michael McGuire is getting ready to take part in his sixth marathon. He took up running after his son was stillborn and has since raised thousands for charity.

21st March 2017 by TFN Guest

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Anti-smoking group says let child carers smoke

ASH Scotland argues that smokers should not be excluded when recruiting carers for needy children

21st March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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MSPs tackle loneliness epidemic among older people

Debate focuses on how loneliness is debilitating older people - and society

21st March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Charity chopper crew awarded everyday hero status

​Crew recognised for dedication beyond the call of duty

20th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Scotland’s children facing a mental health crisis

Leading charity calls on Scottish Government to address mental health crisis facing children

20th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Cancer Research UK to move to opt in communications from July

1 July announced as cut-off date when charity will only contact people who have gave it permission to do so

17th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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