Health & Social Care

Emergency services in dementia pledge

Fire, police and ambulance services have said they will ensure a dementia friendly-service is delivered when attending emergencies

7th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Pair win at Social Services Awards

Shelter Scotland and CrossReach have been recognised for their commitment to supporting vulnerable people

7th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Minister visits Poetry Path

Clare Haughey MSP visited the Camphill Corbenic Community this week

7th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Celebrating volunteering in Scotland

Organisations across Scotland have been celebrating the work of their volunteers this week, to mark Volunteers’ Week 2019 (1 to 7 June)

7th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Helpers needed for the MoonWalk

Walk the Walk is looking for volunteers to help host its annual fundraising event this weekend

6th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Scots back junk food ad ban

Almost three quarters of people believe that TV adverts for unhealthy food should not be shown until after 9pm

6th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Project aims to help older workers

Funding of £2.2 million will be used to help raise awareness of an ageing workforce and support businesses to be more age inclusive

6th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Young people can create positive change

Amal Azzudin examines how young people in Scotland are taking action to make the world a better place

6th June 2019 by TFN Guest

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Technology can have real benefits

Dan Mushens examines the benefits of using assistive technology to support those with alcohol related brain damage

6th June 2019 by TFN Guest

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Samaritans mark 60 years in Scotland

Since the 1 June 1959, every single call that has been made to the Samaritans has been answered by a volunteer

6th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Scots over 50s must cut back on drink

Most age groups are curtailing alcohol except over 50s

5th June 2019 by Robert Armour

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Scotland’s charities celebrate volunteers

Thousands of charities and voluntary organisations across Scotland are holding events celebrating volunteering

4th June 2019 by Graham Martin

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Fuel poverty forces people to switch off power and heating

A majority of housing association tenants have had to disconnect power or turn off heating because they can’t afford it

4th June 2019 by Graham Martin

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Goodmovers 31/05/2019 - who has a new job?

Goodmovers 31/05/2019 - who has a new job?

31st May 2019 by TFN

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Breast cancer not increased by working shifts

Charity publishes new research dispelling shift work and cancer myth

30th May 2019 by Robert Armour

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New research aims to improve Self-directed Support for all

Ian Welsh on a powerful new body of data about the implementation of social care in Scotland

28th May 2019 by TFN Guest

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Charity leader is Scotland’s third sector director of the year

A Scottish charity leader has won a major award

27th May 2019 by Graham Martin

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Supporting residents in social housing to walk and cycle

Kath Brough encourages social housing providers to apply for a fund that will support walking and cycling

27th May 2019 by TFN Guest

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